§ 22. Mr. Peter Bruinvels
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what information he has about the amount spent to date by (i) all local rate-capped authorities and (ii) the city of Leicester on anti rate-capping propaganda campaigns; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Kenneth Baker
I do not have precise information, but Leicester and other rate-capped authorities have clearly been spending considerable amounts of ratepayers' money on anti rate capping propaganda. In Leicester's case I understand that up to £150,000 may be spent this year on such campaigning.