HC Deb 26 May 2004 vol 421 cc1714-5W
Mr. Salmond

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much was raised in(a) business rates, (b) corporation tax and (c) taxation from (i) the renewable sector, (ii) the creative arts sector, (iii) the financial sector and (iv) research companies in each of the last five years. [174872]

Dawn Primarolo

The information on business rates and total taxation for the four sectors specified in the question is not available.

Corporation Tax figures for the financial sector are available at www.inlandrevenue.gov.uk/stats/corporate_tax (Table 11.7). Figures for earlier years are published in "Inland Revenue Statistics 2000". The figures include companies classified as banking, finance and insurance.

It is not possible to separately identify the creative arts sector for Corporation Tax purposes. However, figures for 'recreational services', which include certain creative arts companies, are given in the following table.

Recreational services
Corporation tax payable (£million)
1997–98 360
1998–99 375
1999–2000 354
2000–01 314
2001–02 317

It is not possible to separately identify companies in the renewable sector nor research companies from central Corporation Tax records.