HC Deb 11 June 1991 vol 192 cc477-8W
Mr. Beith

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what performance indicators are used by the Inland Revenue to monitor the service's efficiency and effectiveness(a) in terms of assessment of tax revenue due and (b) in terms of collection.

Mr. Maude

A wide range of indicators is used to plan, manage and report the Inland Revenue's work. Key figures are published each year in the Board of Inland Revenue's plans and annual report, copies of which are in the House of Commons Library. For example, the report for the year ending 31 March 1990—Cm. 1321—showed that 98.8 per cent. of the main assessments for schedule D income tax were issued on time in 1989–90, and that the proportion of assessment taxes which had been collected was the highest for five years.