HC Deb 27 July 1982 vol 28 c459W
Mr. Austin Mitchell

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is his estimate of the sum accruing to the Exchequer from the taxing of benefits to the end of the fiscal year 1982–83.

Mr. Ridley

At 1982–83 levels of unemployment, income, benefits, tax rates and so on, the receipts from the taxation of unemployment benefit and supplementary benefit paid to the unemployed are estimated to be about £375 million in 1982–83.