Mr. Anthony D. Wright
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what plans he has for providing the payroll service for small employers, announced at the time of the Budget. 
§ Mr. Wills
I have today published a consultation paper, 'Developing a Payroll Service for Small Businesses', which sets out our proposals for a new service to help small employers get to grips with running a payroll. Comments are being sought from a number of interested parties and the closing date for responses is Tuesday 7 September.
Copies of the consultation paper have been placed in the Libraries of both Houses.