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Coal Miners (Free Coal)

Volume 982: debated on Monday 31 March 1980

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the estimated current loss of tax revenue resulting from the extra-statutory concession on the taxation of coal miners' free coal.

[pursuant to his reply, 24 March 1980, c. 453]: On the information available the tax revenue foregone in 1979–80 is estimated to be of the order of £20 million.