HC Deb 01 May 1995 vol 259 c18W
Mr. Spellar

To ask the President of the Board of Trade what estimates his Department has made of loss of revenue arising from car boot sales. [19960]

Mr. Jonathan Evans

Traders at car boot sales are liable for income tax and VAT in the same way as everybody else. The tax authorities have powers to investigate tax evasion, and use them, but it is not possible to produce a reliable estimate of any revenue lost.