§ Mr. Michael Latham
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will publish in the Official Report a copy of the letter from the Minister of State to the hon. Member for Melton on 8th March regarding incorrect figures on development land tax published in the Minister's reply to the hon. Member, Official Report, 2nd March, column 351; and whether, in view of the statement in the Minister's letter that there was a misprint in the Official Report, he will confirm that the incorrect figure was also contained in the typewritten answer distributed to the hon. Member and the Press on 2nd March.
§ Mr. Denzil Davies,
pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 13th March 1978; Vol. 946, c. 44], gave the following reply:
The following is the letter:On 2nd March I replied to your question about assessments to development land tax and the amount of tax not collected because assessments were cancelled. I regret that there was a misprint in the Official Report (Vol. 945, c. 351) in that the amount discharged was £994,460 not £99,460.I can confirm that the same error occurred in the material passed to the hon. Member and the Press.