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Inland Revenue And Customs And Excise (Powers Of Inspection)

Volume 979: debated on Thursday 28 February 1980

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he has completed his review of the powers of the inspectorate within the Inland Revenue and Her Majesty's Customs and Excise; and if he will make a statement.

The Government will be setting up an independent committee to review the enforcement powers of the Inland Revenue and the Customs and Excise. The committee will be asked to weigh the need to ensure compliance with the law against the need to avoid excessive burdens on taxpayers. The precise terms of reference, the name of the chairman and members, and arrangements for submitting evidence will be announced later.