Coalition (Supplementary) [2]

Session date: 
June 9, 2010
Question By: 
Richard Barnbrook
British National Party
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Chair, would the Mayor make comment relating to what John Biggs just mentioned on the aspect of the poorest in London being the most vulnerable, and with cuts coming around the corner from central government the possibility that the London boroughs will be forced to increase Council Tax? I know it is quite early on in the year but would the Mayor make comment on the grounds that he may, once again, consider freezing the precept for next year to relieve any problems that may occur in the next couple of months or a year?

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Answer for Coalition (Supplementary) [2]

Answer for Coalition (Supplementary) [2]

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I am indebted to the Member for suggesting that I should make a decision now about the Council Tax precept. I do not propose to do so. I think we should keep our options open and that is what I am going to do.

Richard Barnbrook (AM): Thank you.