§ Dr. Summerskill
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will give details of how the estimated cost of £450,000 in 1971–72 in administering post-war credits is made up.
§ Mr. Higgins
The principal cost in administering post-war credits is the cost of the salaries of staff in tax offices who examine and authorise payment of the claims as part of their normal duties. The Inland Revenue estimate that rather over 200 units of staff of various grades are engaged in this way. The cost of their salaries, with additions for central management, superannuation, and services such as accommodation, will be about £440,000. Some additional costs will be incurred on the work of auditing and accounting.