HC Deb 21 December 1981 vol 15 c303W
Mr. Nicholas Winterton

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much corporation tax was paid by pharmaceutical companies in the United Kingdom in 1980 and so far in 1981.

Mr. Ridley

I regret that this information is not available, but total payments of corporation tax by companies in the industry group for chemicals, oil and allied trades (which includes pharmaceutical companies) in 1978–79, the latest available year, are estimated as about £300 million.