§ Ms Colquhoun
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if the figures for uncollected surtax, corporation tax, capital gains tax and VAT remaining uncollected are available for 1975; and, if so, if he will publish them in the Official Report.
§ Mr. Robert Sheldon
The figures of corporation tax and capital gains tax outstanding at the end of the account to 31st October 1975 and of surtax outstanding at the end of the account to 25th June 1976 are detailed below with the amounts presently collectible at those dates and estimates of the amounts ultimately recoverable:
interests of energy conservation and balance of payments.
§ Mr. Joel Barnett
My right hon. Friend at the time of his Budget considered one such system, the abolition of the vehicle excise duty and replacement of the lost revenue by an increase in the duty on fuel, but decided against it on industrial grounds.