HC Deb 06 August 1976 vol 916 c1071W
Mr. Cryer

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many civil servants of the administrative grade are employed in his Department; and what is the percentage educated in (a) comprehensive schools, (b) grammar schools, (c) direct grant schools and (d) public schools.

Mr. Denzil Davies

The term "administrative grade" no longer exists. The administration group cover all grades from clerical assistant to assistant secretary. Under-secretaries and above are members of the open structure.

Financial year in which tax paid: 1973–74 1974–75 1975–76
(a) Corporation Tax paid (net £m.) 2,262 2,859 1,995
(b) estimated Corporation Tax ultimately owing (i.e.) accruing on profits arising in basis year* for financial year shown (£m.) 1,930 2,140 2,395
(c) (a) as a percentage of (b) 117.2 133.6 83.3
per cent. per cent. per cent.
*The basis year is the accounting period ending in the year preceding the financial year shown.

Note: Corporation Tax includes Advance Corporation Tax (ACT) as from 6th April 1973 and ACT addition paid under section 13 of the Finance Act 1974, and this affects the relationship between rows (b) and (a).

Mr. Freud

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the current estimate of corporation tax outstanding for each of the last three financial years.

Mr. Denzil Davies

I regret that the information is not available in the precise form requested. The amount of corporation tax outstanding at the end of the collection account ending on the last Friday in October and estimated to be ultimately recoverable is given in the 118th Report of the Commissioners of Inland Revenue, page 58, Table 15, as follows. The figures relate to all such tax irrespective of when the charge was raised.

Position at the end of the year of account (October) Corporation tax outstanding and ultimately recoverable (£ million)
1973 179
1974 271
1975 Not yet available