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Volume 205: debated on Tuesday 3 March 1992

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To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what has been the value of debt to Government written off in each privatisation.

The table shows, by privatisation, debt written off and the type of debt concerned. This includes both debt written off as part of the privatisation process and debt written off in a company which was subsequently privatised.

Taxpayers receiving in 1991–92
Taxable benefitThousands
Industrial death benefitn.a.
Retirement pension2,500
Widow's benefit250
Old person's pensionn.a.
Invalid care allowancen.a.
Income support500
Unemployment benefit500
Statutory sick pay3,000
Statutory maternity payn.a.
n.a.-not available