HC Deb 20 January 1931 vol 247 cc23-4
47. Mr. ALBERY

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury to what extent the personnel employed on Income Tax collection has been increased since the present Government assumed office?

The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the TREASURY (Mr. Pethick-Lawrence)

There has been no increase, but a slight decrease, in the staff employed in the actual collection of Income Tax since 1st July, 1929. If. however, the hon. Member has in mind the staff employed on all matters relating to Income Tax, then I regret that it is not possible to allocate the staff of the Inland Revenue Department between the various duties which it administers.

Lieut.-Colonel MOORE

Is it because there is less Income Tax to collect that the staff is less?