§ Mr. Paul Marsden
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many businesses in(a) Shrewsbury and Atcham and (b) Shropshire will benefit from the reduction in capital gains tax; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Dawn Primarolo
My right hon. Friend announced in the Pre-Budget Report that he would be consulting on the detail of a number of possible changes to the capital gains tax treatment of business assets. Any changes to capital gains tax would apply to all qualifying businesses in the area, but we have no specific figures for these.