§ Mr. Tim Smith
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what are the 77 possible topics produced by the Inland Revenue for possible inclusion in the ancillary Finance Bill and referred to at paragraph 101 of the First Report from the Select Committee on Procedure (Finance) 1982–83.
§ Mr. Ridley
In his oral evidence to the Procedure (Finance) Committee on 25 January, my right hon. and learned Friend the former Chancellor gave a number of examples simply to illustrate the sort of topics he thought might find a place in an ancillary Finance Bill. It would not be appropriate for me to disclose details of the confidential advice given to him by the Inland Revenue on that occasion.