HC Deb 15 July 1969 vol 787 cc62-3W
Mr. Patrick McNair-Wilson

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the estimated total number of staff which will be required to operate the nine regional computer centres to be set up to handle the tax affairs of employees in Great Britain, the number of staff of the Inland Revenue who will be redundant as a result, and the net decrease in total staff of the Inland Revenue in each of the next 10 years.

Mr. Harold Lever

When fully operational, there will be approximately 26,000 staff in the computer centres. This is a saving over the period of approximately 8,000 staff which will be achieved mainly by natural wastage and the slowing down of recruitment. It does not follow that the total Inland Revenue staff will decrease in the immediate future.