HC Deb 13 December 1999 vol 341 c78W
Mr. Maude

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer on what basis he has(a) reduced his second year revenue estimate from £375 million to £300 million and (b) maintained the first year revenue estimate at £475 million. [101816]

Dawn Primarolo

There has been no such reduction. The £300 million the right hon. Gentleman refers to is a full year cost for what will eventually be raised each year from this measure. It is not comparable to the first year cost shown in the 1999 Financial Statement and Budget Report.