§ Mr. Matthew Taylor
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what is the latest estimated level of uncollected PAYE and national insurance contributions deducted but not paid over to the Revenue, in figures and as a percentage, for each year since 1979, including 1993;
(2) if he will list the amounts of PAYE and national insurance written off, in figures and as a percentage, for each year since 1979, including 1993.
§ Mr. Dorrell
The amounts of PAYE and national insurance contributions uncollected and consequently remitted or written off as uncollected are as follows:
Year Amount in £thousands As a percentage of total Schedule D collected 1992 703,422 5.16 1993 n.a. n.a.
1. The figures for 1993 are not sufficiently complete to allow the necessary comparison to be made and consequently the information is not available in the form requested.
2. Separate figures for Schedule D are not available for 1979.