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Tax Evasion (Staffing)

Volume 13: debated on Thursday 19 November 1981

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28.

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he intends to increase the number of Inland Revenue staff with special responsibility for preventing and detecting tax evasion; if so, by how many; and at what cost.

Yes. As announced in the Treasury Minute responding to the Twelfth Report of the Public Accounts Committee, Cmnd 8413, in the period up to 1984 the Inland Revenue will be deploying some 400 staff in this way. The ultimate salary cost will be about £3 million per annum.