HC Deb 21 November 2001 vol 375 cc359-60W
Mr. Lidington

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list for the financial years(a) 1999–2000, (b) 2000–01 and (c) 2001–02 to the most recent date for which information is available to him (i) the number of VAT returns received by HM Customs and Excise, (ii) the number of trader visits made by Her Majesty's Customs and Excise and (iii) the additional net tax found on visits. [11372]

Mr. Boateng

The information is as follows.

1999–2000 2000–01 2001–021
Number of VAT Returns 7,330,747 7,344,453 3,566,462
Number of visits made 170,718 166,305 82,653
Additional tax found (£ billion) 1.9 2.3 1.0
1 September 2001

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