§ Mrs. Virginia Bottomley
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is yet in a position to announce the publication date of the final volume of the report of the committee under the chairmanship of Lord Keith of Kinkel which has been inquiring into the enforcement powers of the Revenue Departments; and when a decision will be made on the implementation of the proposals made in that volume.
§ Mr. Hayhoe
I have received volume 4 of the report, dealing with customs, excise duties and car tax. It will he published on 13 February 1985.
I welcome volume 4 of the report and I am grateful to the committee for its thorough examination of the enforcement powers of Her Majesty's Customs and Excise and for the full consideration it has given to the representations and evidence which it received. The report will require careful study and I shall want to allow time for full discussion of the important issues that it has raised. A decision on implementation will be taken in the light of the views expressed on the committee's proposals for change and I would now like to invite interested parties to submit their comments on volume 4 direct to Her Majesty's Customs and Excise. I would hope that they will do this by 30 September.