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Northern Ireland (Black Economy)

Volume 13: debated on Friday 27 November 1981

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is his estimate of the size of the black economy in Northern Ireland; what loss of revenue this represents; and what steps he has taken to recover such lost revenue.

No such estimate has been made. An appropriate proportion of the 400 staff that the Inland Revenue are redeploying to tackle the black economy will be based in Northern Ireland.