HC Deb 13 April 1926 vol 194 cc18-9
34. Mr. HANNON

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury what increase in staff in the Inland Revenue Department has been necessitated since the introduction of the last Finance Act; and what is the approximate annual cost of such additional staff?


Between the 1st July, 1925, the date of the commencement of the Finance Act, 1925, and the 1st April, 1926, the staff of the Inland Revenue has increased by 117 persons, namely, from 19,720 to 19,837. The approximate annual cost of such additional staff is £17,600.


Does that include a number of additional Customs officers?


The hon. Member is apparently not aware that the Inland Revenue and the Customs are separate Departments.