HC Deb 21 February 1963 vol 672 c85W
Sir C. Osborne

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer why £2,279,802 of Income Tax, £331,508 of Surtax and £124,930 of death duties were written off as irrecoverable; what steps he is taking to prevent this form of tax evasion; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

These amounts were remitted or written off as irrecoverable for the reasons given in paragraph 22 of the 105th Report of the Commissioners of Inland Revenue (Cmnd. 1906). I am sure that I do not need to assure the House that the Inland Revenue do all they can to keep this or any loss of tax to a minimum.