Council Tax

MQT on 2000-12-20
Session date: 
December 20, 2000
Question By: 
Len Duvall OBE
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


While we recognise the importance of policing in London can the Mayor explain why he announced an extra £30 or more on next year's Band D London council tax before he had agreed his overall budget and before the MPA has considered its budget?



Answer for Council Tax

Answer for Council Tax

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The procedure set out in the GLA Act 1999 requires me to consult the MPA before preparing a draft budget for the MPA. I therefore informed them of my intentions at the earliest possible time. The MPA's response will be taken into account when I prepare the draft budget, although I understand that it has been a unanimous decision of the MPA to agree my budget. I might be misinformed.