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Laboratory Animals

Volume 130: debated on Wednesday 30 March 1988

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To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent steps the Inland Revenue has taken to counteract tax evasion by suppliers of animals to university laboratories; and what statistics are maintained for this purpose.

No centrally co-ordinated steps have been taken or thought necessary and no statistics are maintained. If the hon. Gentleman has reason to believe there is evasion in this field, perhaps he would write to me.