Income Tax.

Oral Answers to Questions — Inter-Allied Debts. – in the House of Commons on 12th December 1922.

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Photo of Sir Harry Brittain Sir Harry Brittain , Acton

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he contemplates the reintroduction of the Revenue Bill, 1921, in time for its provisions to be operative for the financial year commencing 6th April, 1923; and whether he proposes, and, if so, when, to give effect to the recommendations of the Royal Commission on the Income Tax so far as they affect collectors of taxes?

Photo of Mr Stanley Baldwin Mr Stanley Baldwin , Bewdley

The provisions to which my hon. Friend refers could not be enacted in time to be operative for the ensuing financial year. The proposals affecting collectors demand legislative authority, and cannot suitably be dealt with apart from other reforms in Income Tax administration, for which legislation is also necessary.

Photo of Sir Harry Brittain Sir Harry Brittain , Acton

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that this very hardworking and much maligned section of the community suffers from many disabilities at the present moment?

Photo of Mr Stanley Baldwin Mr Stanley Baldwin , Bewdley

We on this bench are also a hard-working and much-maligned section of the community at the present moment.

Photo of Sir Harry Brittain Sir Harry Brittain , Acton

Ts the right hon. Gentleman prepared to receive a. small deputation of tax collectors on the subject?