HC Deb 12 May 1980 vol 984 c377W
Mr. Michael Brown

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much money was collected by the Inland Revenue by way of deductions on non-certificated subcontractors in the building industry in the last three financial years; and how much money was repaid to non-certificated subcontractors once their accounts for the relevant years were finalised.

Mr. Peter Rees

The latest information available is as follows:

£ million
1976–77 21.1
1977–78 78.1
1978–79 77.4

I regret that records of repayments of these deductions are not kept centrally and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.