HC Deb 14 July 1980 vol 988 c418W
Mr. Hicks

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the average period of delay in the payment of value added tax refunds by his Southend office to traders; what is the total financial sum involved as a result of this delay; what are the reasons for this delay; and what action he is taking to alleviate the situation.

Mr. Peter Rees

I shall let my hon. Friend have a reply as soon as possible.