§ 60. Sir W. Smithers
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer, in view of the fact that Income Tax evasion showed an increase as revealed by the analysis just published by the Comptroller and Auditor General, what steps he proposes to take to stop this tendency to evade payment of tax.
§ Mr. Boyd-Carpenter
The figures to which my hon. Friend refers do not point to an increase in tax evasion so much as to the increasing success of the Inland Revenue in bringing the tax evader to book. They show that the steps taken in recent years to build up a campaign against evasion are now bearing good fruit. I can assure my hon. Friend that the whole question of evasion receives continuous attention from the Inland Revenue.