§ 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.