HC Deb 23 March 1999 vol 328 cc207-9W
Mr. Malcolm Bruce

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many copies of Her Majesty's Treasury Budget Summary, "Budget 99, Building a Stronger Economic Future for Britain", have been(a) printed and (b) sent out by his Department; what was the cost of (i) printing and (ii) postage to where they have been sent; and if he will make a statement. [77299]

Dawn Primarolo

[holding answer 18 March 1999]: 1.5 million Budget summary leaflets have been printed and distributed at a cost of £100,000 for printing and postage.

Mr. Gibb

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list the titles of the documents which his Department has issued to Ministers to explain the Budget to the press and general public. [77323]

Dawn Primarolo

[holding answer 18 March 1999]: The documents include the Budget 99 Report, the Budget 99 leaflet, a consultation document on the Climate Change Levy and the following Press Notices:

Code Document
HMT 1 Budget 1999: A better deal for the people of Britain
HMT 2 A better deal for enterprise and business
HMT 3 A better deal for work
HMT 4 Building a fairer society
HMT 5 Biggest ever package of environmental tax reforms
HMT 6 Climate change levy to encourage energy efficiency
HMT 7 Reform of vehicle excise duty to protect the environment
HMT 8 Reducing the environmental impact of quarrying
HMT 9 Chancellor announces further reform of national insurance
HMT 10 Review of charity taxation—consultation document published
HMT 11 Promoting enterprise for all: a new employee share scheme
HMT 12 £1.1 billion investment in key public services
Inland Revenue
IR 1 Reform of income tax rates and allowances
IR 2 Withdrawal of mortgage interest relief
IR 3 Better targeted support for vocational training
IR 4 Improving the environment: major changes to the taxation of company cars
IR 5 Help for Green transport
IR 6 Tax boost to widen computer use
IR 7 Burdensome tax charge on mobile telephones lifted
IR 8 Pension schemes earnings cap
IR 9 Fairer treatment for court common investment funds
IR 10 Capital gains tax: rates and annual exempt amount
IR 11 Capital gains of companies
IR 12 Capital gains tax simplification: Lloyd's syndicate capacity
IR 13 Inheritance tax: increase in threshold
IR 14 Inheritance tax: better administration and collection
IR 15 Stamp duty rates
IR 16 Stamp duty: compliance and administration
IR 17 Stamp duty: unit trusts and open-ended investment companies
IR 18 A new all-employee share scheme
IR 19 Help for small companies: new 10 per cent. starting rate of corporation tax
IR 20 Encouragement for serial entrepreneurs and other investors in enterprise investment scheme (EIS) companies
IR 21 Encouraging investment: first year allowances continue for small and medium-sized businesses
IR 22 Cash flow savings for small employers increase in quarterly payments limit
IR 23 North Sea fiscal regime technical measures
IR 24 Tax relief for mobile phone licences

Code Document
IR 25 Football clubs to get help with new accounting standard
IR 26 Self assessment for companies: minor changes
IR 27 Settlements and trusts for children
IR 28 Inheritance tax: blocking tax avoidance
IR 29 Capital gains of companies: sales of subsidiaries
IR 30 Capital gains: abuse of concessions
IR 31 Taxation of free standing AVC annuity payments
IR 32 Taxation of reverse premiums
IR 33 Petroleum revenue tax and North Sea corporation tax: anti-avoidance measures
IR 34 Loophole closed in controlled foreign company rules
IR 35 Countering avoidance in the provision of personal services
Inland Revenue and Customs and Excise
CW 1 New choice for taxpayers—returns via the Internet
CW 3 Securing the tax base
CW 2 Increased support for small businesses
Customs and Excise
C&E 1 Fairness for business on VAT groups
C&E 2 New pace-setting moves to update and modernise tax systems
C&E 3 A fairer share of VAT for business
C&E 5 Government support for sustainable waste management
C&E 7 VAT: Securing the tax base
C&E 8 A fairer deal for small businesses on VAT thresholds
C&E 9 Help for pools companies and fairness for casinos
C&E 10 Insurance premium tax
C&E 4 Alcohol duties
C&E 6 Tobacco and Health
C&E 11 Chancellor honours commitment on fuel duties to protect the environment
Other Government Departments
DETR 1 Budget placing environment at the heart of the Government
DETR 2 Minister welcomes housing policy green paper