HC Deb 30 July 1965 vol 717 cc191-2W
Mr. Webster

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what procedures have been introduced to enable him to deal with the problem of tax avoidance mentioned in paragraphs 108 to 111 of the Third Report of the Committee of Public Accounts, Session 1961–62; and what increase to the Inland Revenue has accrued.

Mr. MacDermot

Inspectors of Taxes have been authorised to call for returns under Section 20, Finance Act 1956, of payments made to sub-contractors, and arrangements have been made within the Inland Revenue Department for the prompt following up of individual cases. It is too early to judge the effectiveness of these arrangements.