§ Mr. Channon
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer when calculating the cost to the Exchequer of various alternative schemes of relief for some proportion of travel-to-work expenses, what estimate he has made of the likely extra revenue of public transport undertakings, owing to the extra number of people liable to be attracted by such a scheme of tax relief to travel to work by public transport.
§ Mr. Robert Sheldon
, pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 2nd November 1976; Vol. 918, c. 560], gave the following information:
The estimates given to the hon. Member of the cost of tax relief on travel-to-work expenses under alternative schemes have been based on the information about patterns of travel derived from the National Travel Survey 1972–73, the latest available. The costs refer to increased relief from tax and do not include any adjustments for changes in the revenue of public transport undertakings.