§ Mr. DUCKWORTH
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many collectors of taxes in England and Wales are responsible for the collection of a sum exceeding £1,000,000; and what is the highest aggregate charge for which an individual collector is responsible?
§ Mr. McNEILL
I regret that precise information on these points is not available on the current basis of compilation of revenue statistics. It will be appreciated that the amount of duty to be collected affords in itself no reliable index either of the difficulties attaching to collection or of the collector's responsibility in connection with the handling of cash and unprotected remittances. In 1924, the latest year for which figures exist, there were 31 collections in England and Wales in which the charge of ditty exceeded £1,000,000. The highest charge in an individual case was in the neighbourhood of £4,500,000.