To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will call for a report from the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis on the number, by district, of reported attacks on restaurant staff in 1986 and for each year since 1979; and if he will make a statement.
I understand from the commissioner that the available information, which may be incomplete,
|Direct Revenue Costs of Pension Reliefs|
|Relief for:||1985–86||£ billion 1987–88|
|current prices||1987–88 prices||1987–88 prices|
|Employers' contributions to occupational pension schemes1||3·3||3·5||2·9|
|Employees' contributions to occupational pension schemes||1·5||1·7||1·6|
|Retirement annuity premiums2||0·40||0·40||0·45|
|Lump sum payments3||1·1||1·2||1·2|
|Investment income of occupational pensions schemes3||3·9||4·2||4·1|
|1 on the basis that employers' contributions are not taxable as a benefit in kind of the employee.|
|2 including premiums paid by self-employed and others. It is not possible to estimate the costs of exemption of investment income related to retirement annuity contracts.|
|3 assuming relief at the basic rate of income tax.|
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will publish a table setting out for the
indicates that about 120 offences of violence against the person by members of the public on staff of cafes or restaurants are recorded each year. The numbers in most districts are small and so subject to wide variation.