HC Deb 17 December 1985 vol 89 cc123-4W
Mr. Corbyn

asked the Secretary of State for Energy how much has been paid into or out of the Exchequer in respect of (a) the British Gas Corporation and (b) the electricity supply industry in each year since 1975.

Mr. Buchanan-Smith:

Payments of corporation tax and gas levy by the British Gas Corporation since 1981–82 are as follows. The electricity supply industry paid no corporation tax over the period from 1975–76 to 1984–85, and the British Gas Corporation paid neither corporation tax nor gas levy from 1975–76 to 1980–81.

British Gas Corporation
Financial Year Corporation Tax Gas Levy
£ million £ million
1981–82 154 383
1982–83 196 471
1983–84 234 522
1984–85 131 500

In addition, the industries pay a range of general taxes levied by the Government on United Kingdom industry generally which are not separately indentifiable.

Net repayments of Government loans, and interest on outstanding loans, are as follows: of all children with special educational needs represented in each category (i) for England and (ii) for each local education authority in England at the latest date for which figures are available and for January 1984 if different; and if he will indicate whether the figures refer to pupils with statements under the 1981 Act or to pupils for whom statements are pending or appropriate.

Mr. Chris Patten

I shall write to the hon. Member.

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