HC Deb 03 November 1995 vol 265 c503W
Mr. Milburn

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many full-time equivalent staff were employed by the Inland Revenue on tax evasion investigations and at what cost in each of the last five years. [37923]

Mr. Jack

Approximate numbers of staff units—full-time equivalent staff—and their cost, are as follows:

Staff units Cost £m
1990–91 3,200 103
1991–92 3,400 115
1992–93 3,500 124
1993–94 3,800 137
1994–95 4,400 166

The figures for 1994–95 cannot be compiled on a basis exactly comparable with earlier years, owing to a change in the way these figures are maintained. Unlike previous years, they include details of staff employed on all employer compliance work.