§ Mr. Prisk
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to his answer of 3 November 2003,Official Report, columns 455–56W, on stamp duty land tax, if he will publish his assessment of the impact of stamp duty land tax on the retail sector. 
§ Ruth Kelly
The impact of stamp duty land tax on the retail sector was considered and discussed as part of the recent consultation process, as my earlier answer made clear. However, no formal assessment has been made of the impact on the retail sector.