That figure should be treated with the same sort of reservation as is made about some of the figures in the budget itself, but would the right hon. Gentleman give us any idea of the amount of time taken by firms in answering the questionnaire for the purpose of this exercise? Can he say what specific purpose this whole exercise has served?
The hon. Gentleman asked me what was the cost to public funds, and I have given him the answer —the cost to public funds. Therefore, I have not to deal with the other irrelevant points he has just put to me.