§ Mr. Rooker
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many companies claim tax relief for the salary costs of an employee seconded to a charity; what is the loss in revenue; what is his estimate of the numbers of individual traders and partnerships which will gain from such tax relief under clause 33 of the Finance (No. 2) Bill; and at what cost to revenue.
§ Mr. Moore
[pursuant to his reply, 6 April 1984, c. 694]: I regret that information on the number of secondments is not available. We do not expect that the direct revenue costs of this relief will be at all substantial, but I have little doubt that, when it applies, it will serve a valuable purpose.