HC Deb 05 July 1993 vol 228 cc29-30W
Ms Harman

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the total cost to the Exchequer of the business expansion scheme tax relief on(a) all loan-linked investments where shares were issued before 16 March 1993 and (b) those loan-linked investments where shares were issued after 31 December 1992 and before 16 March 1993.

Mr. Dorrell

[holding answer 25 June 1993]: It is not yet possible to provide a reliable estimate of the amount of money raised through loan-linked business expansion scheme investments. A tentative estimate is that

Mr. Brooke

By 31 May, we received more than 6,200 replies from members of the public and 300 responses from organisations. I have placed in the Library a copy of a report by Research International Advertising Media, analysing the replies from the public, and a list of the organisations which responded.