§ Mr. Jacques Arnold
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what changes in the law he proposes to introduce to facilitate the consideration by magistrates courts of applications for liability orders in community charge proceeding.
§ Mr. Portillo
[pursuant to his answer, 28 January 1992 column 473]: To assist authorities further we are prepared to consider, in response to an application by an authority, granting an increase in its aggregate credit limit for 1992–93 to cover those unpaid 1990–91 community charges which it expects to collect during 1992–93. This is in recognition that some authorities may need a longer 94W period to recover uncollected 1990–91 charges, and will enable such an authority to continue to borrow to cover those debts until it collects them during the course of next year.