§ Dr. McDonald
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will publish in the Official Report the numbers of Inland Revenue staff on investigative work in 1980–81, 1981–82 and 1982–83 and the amount produced in terms of extra tax, penalties and interest in each of those years.
§ Mr. Moore
[pursuant to his reply, 6 February 1984, c. 436]: The numbers of Inland Revenue staff units on investigative work in the relevant financial years were:
Number 1980–81 1,715 1981–82 2,022 1982–83 2,225
The yield from investigative work to 31 October in each of the financial years referred to above (the date to which results were compiled) was:
£ million 1980 131.6 1981 160.6 1982 255.5
The quoted figures represent tax, interest and penalties and are as published in the 125th report of the Board of Inland Revenue at paragraph 80 (Cmnd 8947).