HC Deb 14 April 1976 vol 909 cc607-8W
Mrs. Millie Miller

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many members of ethnic minority groups have been appointed Commissioners of Inland Revenue since the present administration took office; what proportion of such apointments this number represents; and the burden-sharing formula, because the United Kingdom's share of such Community imports has historically been much higher than other member States' shares and the Italians particularly low. It is not possible to state precisely when Italy will reach its target figure, since quotas have been set only for the three years up to the expiry of the Agreement with India. The United Kingdom's and Italy's shares in percentage terms of Community quotas for woven cotton fabrics from India are:

whether he is concerned to increase this number.

Mr. Robert Sheldon

I assume my hon. Friend is referring to the appeal Commissioners. Only one Special Commissioner has been appointed since February 1974. General Commissioners are appointed by the Lord Chancellor, but I understand that the information sought is not available.