§ Mr. Matthew Taylor
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the cost to the Treasury of higher rate tax relief on contributions to personal pension plans and retirement annuity plans for the self-employed in each of the next five financial years; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Miss Melanie Johnson
[holding answer 10 July 2000]: I will write to the hon. Member and place a copy of my letter in the Library of the House.