HC Deb 25 June 2002 vol 387 cc794-5W
Mr. Sheerman

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what action she is taking to prosecute construction companies who operate in the black economy. [63050]

Dawn Primarolo

I have been asked to reply.

The actions which the revenue Departments will take against those who operate in the informal economy and commit tax offences are laid down in the published prosecution policies of the responsible Departments. They will also work with colleagues in other Departments when other offences, such as benefit fraud, exist too.