§ Mr. Wigley
asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will estimate (a) the employee population and (b) the employee activity rate of the Arfon and Ynys Môn borough council areas respectively.
§ Mr. Nicholas Edwards
The employee population and the employee activity rate for the Arfon and Ynys Môn borough council areas in 1981 are given in the table.
undertaking the same work by direct labour within the National Health Services are required to make a comparison between their direct costs and gross tender prices including value added tax, and net tender prices excluding value added tax.289W
§ Mr. Wyn Roberts
Circular WHC(83)24 does not require health authorities to make such comparisons. The guidance in the circular advises authorities that although VAT will be refunded on commercial contracts, for comparison purposes, VAT should be ignored apart from the 1 per cent. contribution which the Government have to make to the EC and which should be included on both sides of the equation.