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Volume 977: debated on Monday 28 January 1980

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many civil servants were employed by his Department on 1 May 1979; and what was the equivalent figure for 31 December.

Friend. Much would depend upon changes in behaviour and the detailed rules which would be needed.

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the yield from capital gains tax for 1979–80 and 1980–81 at current rates, assuming the tax is payable only on gains greater than the rise in the retail price index since the purchase of the asset or 1965 whichever is the later.

I will let the right hon. Member have a reply as soon as possible.

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much revenue has been raised by capital gains tax in each year since 1970, and if he will show the figures on a 1970 base and also as a percentage of Inland Revenue receipts.

[pursuant to his reply, 21 January 1980, c. 30]: The figures are as follows: