HC Deb 29 April 1991 vol 190 cc57-8W
20. Mr. Murphy

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales when he last met leaders of local authorities in Wales to discuss local government finance.

Mr. David Hunt

On 23 April, to explain the Government's proposals for a new council tax to replace the community charge.

27. Mr. Ian Bruce

To ask the Secretary of Stale for Wales what are the relative percentages of revenue raised for local government expenditure from charge payers, business rate payers and central Government grant.

Mr. David Hunt

The overall effect of the local government finance settlement for 1991–92, taken together with the community charge reduction schemes that I have introduced this year, is that the average community charge payable in Wales will be around £92 before taking account of community charge benefit. This means that community charge payers are expected to contribute 8 per cent. towards budgeted spending with 21 per cent. being financed from non-domestic rates and the rest coming from a range of central Government grants.

Mr. Ron Davies

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what percentage of local government expenditure in Wales is currently raised by the poll tax.

Mr. David Hunt

Eight per cent.