HC Deb 05 March 2003 vol 400 c1054W
Matthew Taylor

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many individual taxpayers who file self-assessment tax returns have registered for the Inland Revenue service for filing tax returns on the internet in each month since the service became available; how many have used the system to submit returns; and if he will make a statement. [99392]

Ruth Kelly

The Registration service for the Internet service for Self Assessment became available on 3 April 2000. Figures of the number of users registered for the service from April 2000 to June 2001 were given the Paymaster General's answer of 19 July 2001,Official Report, column 382W. The Filing service became available on 3 July 2000. The number of registrations and filers in each month since the service became available is as follows:

Ruth Kelly

Twenty-five per cent of Treasury senior civil servants have declared they hold qualifications in IT. These range from degree level computer science to in-house training. Senior civil servants are also expected to gain IT skills through a range of internal and external training.

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