§ Mr. Ashdown
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions if he will estimate the(a) real terms and (b) cash terms rise in the Council Tax in Somerset for each year since 1983–84; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Ms Armstrong
The information for each year since the introduction of Council Tax in 1993–94 is as follows:
§ Mr. Hill
I refer the hon. Gentleman to the answer given to my hon. Friend the Member for Harrow, West (Mr. Thomas) on 21 December 1999,Official Report, column 525W.