§ Mr. Prior
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what percentage of the uniform business rate was paid by small and medium enterprises; and what was the uniform business rate per employee paid by(a) small and medium enterprises and (b) large companies in the last year for which figures are available. 
§ Mr. Raynsford
Total contributions paid into the non-domestic rating pool for distribution back to local authorities was £11,471 million for 1995–96, the last year for which figures are available.