HC Deb 26 January 1971 vol 810 c62W
42. Mr. Cockeram

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will instruct the Inland Revenue to prepare a statistical analysis of a sample of large firms, and a similar sample of small firms, showing in each case the average of, respectively, profitability, growth in net assets, borrowing ratios and period of credit taken, as recommended in the report of the Industrial and Commercial Finance Corporation, a copy of which has been sent to him.

Mr. Patrick Jenkin

I have carefully considered this proposal, but have come to the conclusion that the extra returns that would be needed from employers and the extra staff needed in the Inland Revenue would not be justified.