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Business Expansion Scheme

Volume 124: debated on Monday 7 December 1987

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To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will publish a table showing how many companies have equity (a) of up to £100,000, (b) between £100,000 and £250,000, (c) between £250,000 and £500,000, (d) between £500,000 and £1 million and (e) over £1 million invested under the terms of the business expansion scheme; and what the amount of capital for which relief was given in each of these brackets was in the last three financial years for which figures are available.

The information is as follows:employees' and employers' contributions are available on a calendar year basis in the "National Accounts CSO Blue Book" (table 9.6).