§ 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.