§ Mr. Ernie Ross
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what evidence he has of tax evasion by farmers in Scotland, and in particular in Tayside; if he will consider prosecutions against those who have made false claims; and how much has so far been recovered in tax not properly paid by farmers by the due date at the Dundee office.
§ Mr. Ridley
The Inland Revenue investigates all cases of tax evasion which come to its notice and criminal proceedings are taken where appropriate. Figures relating to particular trades or areas are not available.