The 65th Report of the Commissioners of Inland Revenue was published in October, 1923, and the 66th Report is now in the Press. As regards the delay, I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer given on the 5th June to the hon. and gallant Member for Burton, of which I am sending him a copy.
I stated in reply to the hon. and gallant Member for Burton (Colonel Gretton) that we hope to get it by August. I have stated now that it is in the Press, and I expect it will be ready in the course of a few days or a few weeks.
Yes. We are doing everything we possibly can. There has been a great deal of exceptional work thrown upon the statistical Department of the Board of Inland Revenue during the last year or two, and particularly during the last year, in connection with the preparation of materials for Committees and the like. We very much regret the delay and we hope it will not happen in future years.