HL Deb 16 March 1999 vol 598 c78WA
Lord Gilmour of Craigmillar

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they will publish figures for the 1998–99 financial year (or the latest year for which figures are available) estimating the costs to the Exchequer, in cash benefits and revenue foregone, of (a) social security benefits, housing benefit, council tax benefit and education and employment grants, allowances and loans; (b) income tax allowances; and (c) income tax reliefs. [HL1280]

Lord McIntosh of Haringey

Details of the costs to the Exchequer of these items can be found in the following publications, which are available in the House Library:

  • social security benefits
  • Pre-Budget Report (Table B12), November 1998 (Cm 4076)
  • housing benefit
  • DSS Departmental Annual Report 1998 (Table 3)
  • council tax benefit
  • Public Expenditure Statistical Analyses 1998–99 (Section 6), April 1998 (Cm 3901)
  • education and employment, grants allowances and loans
  • DfEE Departmental Annual Report 1998, and Public Expenditure Statistical Analyses 1998–99 (Sections 5 and 6), April 1998 (cm 3901)
  • income tax allowances
  • Inland Revenue Statistics 1998
  • income tax reliefs
  • Inland Revenue Statistics 1998.

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