Local Taxation (Scotland).

Oral Answers to Questions — Ireland. – in the House of Commons on 2nd August 1922.

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Mr. GIDEON MURRAY:

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asked the Secretary for Scotland whether he is now in a position to make a statement on the Report of the Departmental Committee on local taxation in Scotland as to what steps he proposes to take to bring it into force and to what extent?

Photo of Mr Robert Munro Mr Robert Munro , Roxburghshire and Selkirkshire

I regret that, as I am still in communication with the various Departments concerned regarding the matters dealt with in the Report of the Committee, my anticipation that I might be in a position to make a statement on the subject before the Recess has not been realised.

Mr. MURRAY:

Can my right hon. Friend say when he proposes to snake a statement to the House? Can he not give a definite date? Does he not know that the whole of Scotland waiting for the statement?

Photo of Mr Robert Munro Mr Robert Munro , Roxburghshire and Selkirkshire

I am well aware of the importance and also of the complexity of the question. I am sure my hon. Friend will agree with me that ill-considered legislation on this matter would be worse than none at all.