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Tax Revenues

Volume 409: debated on Friday 18 July 2003

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To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his policy is on the use of tax money that is identifiably sourced from particular taxes for particular areas of Government spending. [125249]

In some cases, where the Government are raising revenue for a specific purpose, it is appropriate to reinforce the purpose of the tax measure by linking it to the spending which it finances. For example, the increase in national insurance contributions from April 2003 is financing a significant increase in resources for the Health Service.