HC Deb 12 June 1985 vol 80 c456W
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.