HC Deb 15 March 1976 vol 907 cc417-8W
Mr. Wakeham

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will list in the Official Report the circumstances in which one Government Department charges members of the public for supplying information necessary to satisfy another Government Department of a legitimate claim, together with the costs involved.

Mr. Joel Barnett

There is a wide variety of circumstances in which Government Departments make charges against members of the public. In some of these circumstances, where the information is required by another Government Department, it can be provided directly to that Department without any charge being made.