HC Deb 21 March 1985 vol 75 c598W
42. Mr. Stern

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he is satisfied with the efficiency and speed of liaison between Her Majesty's inspectors and collectors of taxes in relation to tax due on assessments under schedule D.

Mr. Moore

The efforts that have been made to overcome liaison problems between inspectors and collectors of taxes have improved the efficiency and speed of operation of the present computerised collection system for schedule D tax. But some difficulties remain because the system is limited by its dependence on paper transmission between the two offices. To combat the problems we announced plans in 1984 to link tax districts direct to accounts offices by an on-line computer system: CODA. Work on CODA is well under way and a phased introduction is planned for the system beginning in 1987. In the short term the Inland Revenue is planning to introduce changes to the present computer system, which should improve the service to taxpayers.