§ Sir Richard Glyn
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what was the cost of collection of Purchase Tax for every £1 million collection in each of the five years to the last convenient date.
§ Mr. MacDermot
The separate cost of Purchase Tax collection cannot be precisely stated as many of the staff involved combine their Purchase Tax work with other duties. In the last five years the cost of Customs and Excise administration as a whole has been about 2d. for each £1 of revenue collected.