HC Deb 08 December 1999 vol 340 c584W
Mr. Sayeed

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the revenue raised by VAT in the(a) 1996–97 and (b) 1997–98 tax years; and what assessment he has made of the effect of simplifying the application of VAT between different retail sectors. [101905]

Dawn Primarolo

Revenue raised by VAT in 1996–97 was, £46,657 million. In 1997–98 it was, £50,865 million.

There are no simplifications for which an assessment by retail sector has been performed.