§ Mr. Prior
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware that many people do not understand the new coding provisions in Pay As You Earn which result from reclaiming additional children's allowances; and what steps are being taken to assure the public that codes are being properly worked out and that each person's code is adequately checked.
§ Mr. Harold Lever
In describing in my right hon. Friend's Budget Speech his proposals for withdrawing the family allowance increases, in whole or in part, by use of the tax system, he explained in some detail what the Inland Revenue would be doing. People affected by the proposals should by now have received a revised coding notice, together with a leaflet explaining the Budget proposals. The coding notice invites the taxpayer to check his code number and get in touch with the tax office if he thinks it is wrong.