HC Deb 08 February 1864 vol 173 c216

said, he rose to ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Whether he is aware that it has been found necessary in some cases to resort to a voluntary rate in order to provide for the collection of the Income Tax by parochial officers; and whether he will consider the propriety of adopting a more regular system?


said, he was not quite certain if he understood precisely the meaning of the expression used by the hon. Member in his question when he spoke of a "voluntary rate." He was aware the collection of the Income Tax by parochial officers was in a state which called for the attention of Parliament, and in the statement he was about to make to the House at a later period of the evening it would be found that Her Majesty's Government had had their attention directed to the subject.