HC Deb 17 May 1954 vol 527 cc101-2W
Mr. Emrys Hughes

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury how many apologies he has made recently to com- panies and individuals for the activities of the Board of Inland Revenue.

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

None. If the hon. Member has in mind the correspondence with the Institute of Directors, to which he refers in his Oral Question No. 45 today I would point out that my letter said that the Board of Inland Revenue regretted the action taken by a particular tax office in a particular case, relating to matters which went far beyond entertainment expenses, and involving a request for information already in the possession of the Board.