HC Deb 11 March 1999 vol 327 c367W
Mr. Malcolm Bruce

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what expenditure has been incurred to date on making preparations for the possible use of the tax-varying powers of the new Scottish Parliament; and if he will make a statement. [74563]

Mr. Dewar

[holding answer 5 March 1999]: There is a continuing project under way to put in place the mechanisms to enable the Scottish Parliament to implement its tax-varying powers from 1 April 2000. So far this has involved expenditure estimated at £2.5 million.