HC Deb 03 July 1906 vol 159 cc1621-2

I beg to ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware that assessment forms are issued to the public from the parochial assessor's office, notice of assessment from the office of the clerk to the local commissioners, and notice to pay from the office of the parochial collector; that the collector of Inland Revenue issues his pay notices from the Government office; that from the office of surveyor of taxes communications regularly pass between him and the public, and from the same office uncollected arrears left by the parochial collector are dealt with; will he consider whether it is necessary to have in the same city or town five distinct offices for dealing with taxpayers; and will he cause inquiries to be made of outside officials as to the confusion which results from this multiplication of offices.


The facts are substantially as represented in the first eight lines of the Question. The Board of Inland Revenue consider that the present arrangements are the most convenient and appropriate for the proper discharge of the duties to be undertaken, and they are not themselves aware of any confusion that results from them.