HC Deb 30 November 1999 vol 340 c174W
Mr. Drew

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will publish the responses to the Inland Revenue's consultation upon IR35, listing those(a) for and (b) against the proposals. [100141]

Dawn Primarolo

Many of those who have commented on our proposals have acknowledged that there is a real problem with avoidance of tax and National Insurance Contributions using personal service companies, and that the Government is right to tackle it.

We did not issue a formal consultation document, and those who sent in responses would not have expected their views to be published, so we do not intend to do so. However, some of the representative bodies who did take part in consultation have published their own responses, for example, on the internet.

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