§ Mr. Forman
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what plans he has to take forward the consultations on the Inland Revenue's power to call for the papers of a tax accountant.
§ Mr. Dorrell
The Government have arranged for an independent inquiry into the Inland Revenue's power to request accountants' papers. Mr. Philip Ely, a former president of the Law Society, has been appointed for this purpose, and representations are invited in an Inland Revenue press release issued today.