§ 24. Mr. Nabarro
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the policy of Her Majesty's Government in regard to the submitting of evidence by the Board of Inland Revenue to committees appointed by Her Majesty's Government; and why such evidence was submitted by the Board of Inland Revenue to the Ridley Committee and refused in the case of the Gowers Committee.
§ Mr. R. A. Butler
Written evidence was submitted to both Committees by the Board of Inland Revenue, who are always ready to supply information to Government committees about current tax law and practice. It is sometimes considered, as in the case of the Gowers Committee, that it is undesirable for the Board to give evidence, and particularly oral evidence, on major changes in taxation policy.