§ 37. Dr. Godman
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what has been the cost of the give-as-you-earn scheme in each year since its implementation. 
§ Miss Melanie Johnson
I refer my hon. Friend to the answer I gave him on 11 November 1999,Official Report, columns 779–80W. The cost of the Payroll Giving scheme since it was introduced in 1986 has been published annually in Inland Revenue Statistics. The total cost of the scheme up to April 1999 was £44 million.