HC Deb 30 June 1955 vol 543 cc477-8
6. Mr. Houghton

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will introduce separate legislation, apart from the usual Finance Bill procedure, to give effect to the recommendations of the Royal Commission on the Taxation of Profits and Income on administration and evasion, and other matters having no direct effect upon the charge made upon the taxpayer.

Mr. H. Brooke

My right hon. Friend has taken note of the hon. Member's suggestion.

Mr. Houghton

Does that mean that the right hon. Gentleman will act on it? Cannot he express a little more appreciation of a perfectly helpful suggestion?

Mr. Brooke

My reply was not intended to be unsympathetic, but the Commission's Report was published only three weeks ago, and the Chancellor of the Exchequer is entitled to a little time to think.