HC Deb 18 February 1919 vol 112 c759W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, in view of the transfer of the Excise Department to the Board of Customs and Excise, he will cause the collection of that part of the Income Tax which has been for some time and still is collected by the Excise officers to be transferred to officers appointed by or under the control of the Board of Inland Revenue, who are responsible for the assessment and collection of these duties?


The suggestion which my hon. Friend makes has in principle been accepted by the respective Departments concerned. In view, however, of the considerable re-arrangements which will be involved, it will not be practicable to effect the change at the present moment.