Rt Hon Lord Lilley

    Tax Revenue

    Mr. Lilley: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much it would cost each year in lost tax revenue (a) to remove the cap on contributions to company pension schemes and (b) to increase the gap by the rise in the index of average earnings since it was introduced. [55457]

    Ruth Kelly: Due to the uncertainty of the behavioural effects resulting from such a change on both past and future contributions, estimates are not available.

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