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Corporation Tax

Volume 447: debated on Friday 16 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether he has discussed the impact on business growth in Northern Ireland of different rates of corporation tax between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. (77091)

The Secretary of State has discussed with business leaders a range of policy initiatives to stimulate the Northern Ireland economy, including the issue of a reduction in the rate of corporation tax. However, taxation is an excepted matter, which is the responsibility of HM Treasury.