§ Mr. Pickles
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the increase in the level of income tax which would be required if council tax were abolished and the same revenue were raised through an increase in the basic rate of income tax. 464W
§ Dawn Primarolo
I refer the hon. Members to Table C8 on p.257 of the 2003 Financial Statement and Budget Report which is available in the Library of the House, and table 1.6 of Inland Revenue Statistics, available on their website at www.inlandrevenue.gov.uk/stats/tax expenditures/q_t061.htm.