HC Deb 13 May 1969 vol 783 cc183-4W
36. Mr. Kenneth Baker

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many staff he estimates to be saved in the Estate Duty Office as a result of the changes in estate duty announced in the Budget.

Mr. Diamond

There will be a staff saving as a result of the raising of the exemption limit, but this will be out- weighed by the additional staff needed for the extended charge to duty on settled property and for the operation of the "slice" system of rates. The net effect will be an increase of about 50 staff.