HC Deb 02 July 1986 vol 100 c583W
Mr. Hubbard-Miles

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list in the Official Report taxes that have been raised in the United Kingdom since 1979 specifically for distribution to, and the financial benefit of, one sector of industry.

Mr. MacGregor

A number of levies involve raising money from an industry which is then deployed for the benefit of that industry; these are not treated as taxes. Examples are the Industrial Training Board levies and the Milk Marketing Board levy. The only levy I have identified which might meet the criteria set out by my hon. Friend and which is counted by the Central Statistical Office as a tax for national accounts purposes is the London Regional Transport levy which represents a partial recovery from London rating authorities by the Secretary of State for Transport of his grant to London Regional Transport.