§ Mr. David Evans
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment when he intends to lay the special grant report covering the payment of grant for the costs of preparing for the council tax.
§ Mr. Howard
I have today laid before the House the special grant report which provides details of the grant I propose to pay to billing authorities for their revenue costs in preparing for the council tax. The amount of grant is £85.975 million. This grant will help authorities in the smooth implementation of the council tax.