§ Mr. Boyden
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many building industry sub-contractors have been issued with 714 certificates.
§ Mr. Robert Sheldon
At 14th October 1977, 361,000 applications for certificates had been received, of which 300,000 had been approved. Of the remainder, 34,000 had been refused, 20,000 had not been pursued, and most of the others were awaiting action by the applicants to put their tax affairs in order. More up-to-date figures will be available towards the end of April.