HC Deb 09 February 1984 vol 53 cc733-4W
65. Mr. Geoffrey Robinson

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list the investors who have received assistance under the business expansion scheme; and what percentage of them are top rate taxpayers.

Mr. Moore

All taxpayers are dealt with in confidence and it is not the practice to publish details of their affairs. It is moreover too early to have the information requested as claims for relief under the business expansion scheme could not be made until 1 January and individuals' tax positions cannot be decided before the end of the tax year.