HC Deb 25 January 1972 vol 829 c361W
Mr. Peter Rees

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many civil servants were employed in the Enquiry Branch of the Inland Revenue in the year 1971–72; how much tax was collected in the year 1971–72 as a result of cases handled by this branch; and what were the total emoluments paid to members of the branch.

Mr. Patrick Jenkin

At 31st December, 1971, there were 138 staff in the Enquiry Branch. The settlements made by the branch in the nine months to 31st December, 1971, were for a total of £5,061,927 of which £3,415,288 was tax. The total emoluments of Enquiry Branch staff for the year ending on 31st March, 1972, will be about £500,000.