§ Mr. Harry Barnes
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what information he holds on arrears of three months or more on(a) pay as you earn and (b) value added tax payments by professional football clubs.
§ Mr. Lilley
Information held by the Inland Revenue and Her Majesty's Customs and Excise about individual 215W football clubs is, of course, confidential and may not be disclosed. A global figure of arrears over three months old for all professional football clubs could not be obtained without incurring disproportionate cost.