§ Mr. Wareing
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what representations he has received from self-employed people and their organisations in respect of his recent Budget proposals; what has been the nature of such representations; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Jack
[holding answer 15 January 1996]: My right hon. and learned Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer has received a number of representations since the Budget, but it would not be practicable to identify separately those from self-employed people. The income tax measures in the Budget will cut tax for some 3 million self-employed taxpayers. The introduction of self-assessment will greatly simplify the current outdated and complex rules for taxation of the self-employed.