HC Deb 06 November 1980 vol 991 cc638-9W
17. Mr. Wigley

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how close total taxation revenue for the current year to date is to his Budget forecast.

Mr. Biffen

Total taxation receipts in the six months to 30 September were £27,309 million compared with a Budget forecast for the financial year as a whole of £61,780 million. In total, tax receipts of central Government are expected to be higher in the second half of the year than the first and the total for the year close to the Budget forecast.