§ Mr. Ashley
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will take steps to ensure that residential volunteers carers who receive only a nominal subsistence allowance will he exempt from the community charge.
§ Mr. Howard
I refer the hon. Member to what was said by my noble Friend the Minister of State during the Committee stage of the Local Government Finance Bill in another place on 24 May, at columns814–15. The matter is currently under consideration.