HC Deb 25 January 1982 vol 16 c225W
Mr. Pawsey

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much estimated tax revenue will be brought in in 1982–83 and in a full year by the taxation of unemployment benefit and supplementary benefit for the unemployed.

Mr. Ridley

On the basis of 1981–82 levels of unemployment, income, benefits, tax rates and so on the latest estimate of the yield would be of the order of £300 million in 1982–83—assuming that the benefits are brought into tax on 5 July 1982—and of the order of £475 million in a full year.