§ Ms Ruddock
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many new businesses have registered for VAT in the London borough of Lewisham since 1992.
§ Sir John Cope
Separate figures are not held for VAT registrations in individual London boroughs. Lewisham,466W with several other boroughs, was until early 1993 in the catchment area of Kennington local VAT office (LVO). In early 1993 with three other LVOs it formed the South Bank LVO. The number of new VAT registrations for the two offices since 1992 is as follows:
- January 1992—December 1992 Kennington LVO 2,205
- January 1993—September 1993 South Bank LVO 8,629