British Residents Abroad (Property and Income Returns).

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance. – in the House of Commons on 2nd June 1942.

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Photo of Sir Geoffrey Mander Sir Geoffrey Mander , Wolverhampton East

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps he has taken under the Regulation of 27th March to obtain from British subjects resident outside the sterling area returns of their property and income; how many cases have been dealt with; and the total and average sums involved?

Photo of Sir Kingsley Wood Sir Kingsley Wood , Woolwich West

The necessary documents and forms are being sent to His Majesty's Representatives abroad, and there will be no avoidable delay in taking action in appropriate cases. Owing, however, to the slowness of communication in present circumstances, some little time will probably elapse before returns can actually be demanded and received.

Photo of Sir Geoffrey Mander Sir Geoffrey Mander , Wolverhampton East

When the returns come in will my right hon. Friend consider giving the information suggested in the Question, or some information of that kind?

Photo of Sir Kingsley Wood Sir Kingsley Wood , Woolwich West

Yes, I will give that matter consideration.