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Member's Correspondence

Volume 986: debated on Thursday 19 June 1980

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer why he did not reply until 13 June to a letter about capital gains tax written to him by the hon. Member for Bury St. Edmunds on 25 April.

I very much regret that there was a delay in replying to my hon. Friend's letter. Every attempt is made to reply to hon. Members as quickly as

Total number of questionnaires
January to April
197819791980
Inland RevenueNot available*
H.M. Customs and ExciseNot available*
Department for National Savings239,000†238,000†241,000†
Royal MintNilNilNil
Chief Registrar of Friendly SocietiesNilNilNil
H.M. TreasuryNilNilNil
* The Inland Revenue and H.M. Customs and Excise cannot provide the information requested except at disproportionate cost.
† These figures all relate to questionnaires where there was no statutory requirement to complete