HC Deb 06 May 1986 vol 97 cc96-7W
Mr. Buchan

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what value added tax was due, deductible, and payable, or repayable, in each financial year for which figures are available since 1973–74, in the United Kingdom, on (a) all cultural events, (b) artists and authors, and so on, (c) cinemas, (d) theatres, music halls, radio and television services, films and recording studios, and so on, (e) public libraries, museums and galleries and (f) performers and performing groups.

Mr. Brooke

I shall let the hon. Member have a reply as soon as possible.

Mr. Tim Smith

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will give the number of businesses registered for value added tax at the latest convenient dates within the following turnover bands: £0, £1–£19,500. £19, 500–£49.500, £50,000–£99,000, £100,000–£499,000, £500,000–£1,999,000 and £2,000,000–plus; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Brooke

[pursuant to his reply, 2 May 1986, c. 530]: I regret that it is not possible to provide details for all of the turnover bands requested by my hon. Friend. The information available is as follows:

Turnover Number of registered businesses (as at 31/12/84)
0 46,100*
1–19,999 215,400
20,000–49,999 401,400
50,000–99,999 287,000
100,000–249,999 261,600
Over 249,999 232,500
Total 1,444,000
* Represents businesses not now trading (about 45 percent.), plus those who have not submitted returns.