§ Mr. McAdden
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many officials of his Department are authorised to enter private residential and landed property without the necessity of obtaining the owner's or occupier's permission.
§ Sir E. Boyle
None in the Treasury.
In Inland Revenue 2,280 officials of the Valuation Office have the right of entry in pursuance of their normal duties. In addition, about 750 collectors of taxes at any one time have the right to enter premises for purposes of distraint; and 200 audit staff to attend at employers' premises in order to inspect P.A.Y.E. records.
In Customs and Excise there are 2,000 Excise Officers who have the right to enter premises where an excisable trade is being carried out.