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Voluntary Donations To The Treasury

Volume 201: debated on Monday 13 January 1992

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To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will set out, by financial year, (a) the number of people who sent voluntary extra donations to the Treasury and (b) what the total amount of such contributions were, for each of the last 15 years.

The information to ascertain the numbers of people for all these years together is available only at disproportionate cost.The net amounts of voluntary extra contributions received by the Inland Revenue for each year are as follows:

YearAmount (£)
31 March 197710,623·36
31 March 19789,350·22
31 October 197911,129·77
31 October 1980310,988·93
31 October 1981129,246·98
31 October 198241,247·59
31 October 198318,140·58
31 October 198480,386·81
31 October 198539,329·49
31 October 198626,926·90
31 October 198723,479·48
31 October 1988105,357·05
31 October 19902,587·50
31 October 1991147,012·95
Figures are not now kept for financial years.The net amount is arrived at after adjustment, for example for individuals who subsequently claim their previously anonymous payment.