HC Deb 10 July 1924 vol 175 cc2461-2

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether his attention has been drawn to the delay which occurs in dealing with claims for return of Income Tax deducted at source, even in the case of persons with fixed incomes who submit identical claims every year; and whether he can take any steps to accelerate the working of his Department in such cases?


As a result of improvements in the machinery of repayment introduced in the last three years the work has been very materially accelerated, and improvements continue to be effected. I will gladly cause inquiry to be made into any case the Noble Lord has in mind in which there has been undue delay in making repayment, but he may rest assured that the Board of Inland Revenue and their officers are dealing expeditiously with the great mass of the claims received.