§ 99. Major GLYN
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether it is proposed to decentralise the special inquiry branch of the Inland Revenue; what is the cost of the establishment now; and what additional cost will be involved should decentralisation take place?
§ Mr. CHURCHILL
My hon. and gallant Friend refers to a comparatively small section of the taxes establishment, which lends assistance with cases of special intricacy. It is the consistent policy of the Department to locate officers in convenient proximity to business, and this policy is not a cause of increased expenditure. At the present time the annual cost of staff, including qualified accountants, who are employed in this special work is about £49,000.