HC Deb 04 July 1950 vol 477 cc246-7
54. Mr. Watkinson

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many claims for Income Tax arrears, arising from Service pay during the period of the war. are still outstanding.

Sir S. Cripps

I regret that this information is not available.

Mr. Watkinson

Could not some steps be taken to try to speed up matters with regard to what I believe to be a very large volume of outstanding arrears, as many of these cases are now causing considerable hardship to people faced with large arrears, especially when the cost of living is so high?

Sir S. Cripps

We are doing all we can to speed up matters.