§ Mr. Ewing
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many Scottish taxpayers are unable to settle their tax affairs through their local Inland Revenue office.
§ Mr. Harold Lever
So far, the tax affairs of some 700,000 employees in Scotland are no longer handled in their local tax offices. This number will increase as the Inland Revenue Computer centre at East Kilbride takes on more work. Taxpayers who wish to talk over their tax problems on the spot will, however, still be able to call at local tax offices, or at special inquiry offices which are being set up for the purpose.