HC Deb 23 April 1986 vol 96 c177W
Mr. Frank Field

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what was the annual revenue gained from taxing unemployment benefit and the relevant part of supplementary' benefit paid to unemployment claimants for the latest year for which figures are available.

Mr. John Moore

[pursuant to his reply, 21 April 1986, c. 38]: The revenue yield from taxing benefits paid to the unemployed in 1985–86 is estimated at approximately £600 million.