HC Deb 26 May 1871 vol 206 cc1324-5

asked Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Whether it is true that instructions have been given to the local collector of Property Tax and House Duty for the parish of St. George's in the East, Middlesex, to proceed for this year's taxes upon the same assessment as last year, and not upon the assessment list made under the Valuation (Metropolis) Act, which came into operation last month, by which Act it is declared that such assessment list is to be the basis for all Rates and Taxes, as well Local as Governmental; and, if instructions at variance with the Statute referred to have been given, whether he will take steps promptly to remedy the inconvenience consequent on this proceeding?


replied that if instructions had been given at variance with the statute, steps should certainly be taken to remedy the inconvenience. He had referred the Question of the hon. Member to the Inland Revenue Department, and he had been informed that no such instructions as those referred to by the hon. Member had been issued.