§ Mr. Teddy Taylor
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his reply of 23 November and the details of the particular facts of the free journeys concession now published in the enrolment prospectus, how he expects to apply the rules on the tax treatment of benefits to shareholders in relation to the Eurotunnel scheme.
§ Mr. Norman Lamont
The facts in the prospectus are not, by themselves, sufficient to establish the tax treatment of the benefits to shareholders. The tax treatment will depend upon all the relevant facts. As I explained, the rules will apply to Eurotunnel in the same way as they apply to other schemes.