§ Mrs. Roche
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on the proposed pilot scheme to aid small business compliance. 
§ Mr. Jack
[holding answer 21 May 1996]: There is a wide range of work underway in the Chancellor's Departments, including a number of pilots, to reduce the compliance burdens of business in complying with their various tax obligations. For example, there are a number of pilots within the joint working programme between the Inland Revenue, Customs and Excise and the Contributions Agency—announced by the Deputy Prime Minister on 19 September—including plans for joint seminars for small businesses, a national helpline for employers and a review of forms and leaflets. All are well on course.