HC Deb 12 February 1973 vol 850 cc276-7W
Mr. Horam

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what would be the approximate gain to the Inland Revenue if expenses were not allowed against income tax, set against the present proceeds of this tax.

Mr. Nott

I am not clear what kind of expenses the hon. Member has in mind. Perhaps he will write to me.

Mr. George Cunningham

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether any written material is supplied to the 8 million taxpayers who are not asked to complete an annual return about the tax allowances to which they may be entitled.

Mr. Nott

Not as a matter of course. But one of the leaflets enclosed with coding notices lists the personal allowances and draws attention to a more comprehensive leaflet (P.A.1) on this subject which is obtainable from any tax office. Coding notices for 1973–74 were issued to all employees.