§ Mr. Jenkin
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list the projected Band D council tax levels for 1998–99. 
§ Mr. Macdonald
The council tax level for each council in 1998–99 will depend on local circumstances and decisions, and it is not possible to make reliable estimates at the individual council level. Scottish local authorities are, however, required by statute to set their council tax before 11 March.