HC Deb 03 May 1973 vol 855 cc347-8W
Mr. Jessel

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will review the rule under which employees of the

Manufacturing 103,277
Wholesale 45,205
Retail 284,888
Services 268,302
Other 366,546

Mr. Joel Barnett

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will provide an analysis of numbers of firms registered for VAT on the basis of the turnover given by firms, as follows: £5,000-£7,500, £7,500-£ 10,000, £10,000-£20,000, £20,000-£50,000, £50,000-£ 100,000, £100,000-£500,000, £500,000-£1 million and over £1 million, together with an analysis between manufacturing, wholesale, retail, services and sundry other categories.

Mr. Higgins

Statistics are not available for all the turnover bands specified. The following table sets out registrations by 9th April, the latest date for which statistics are available.

electricity supply industry receiving a customary presentation on completion of 35 years' service are only exempted from income tax in respect of the presentation if it consists of items stocked in the electricity board showrooms or watches, clocks and cutlery; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Nott

I am looking into this matter and I will write to my hon. Friend as soon as I can.

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