§ MR. ASHBURY
asked Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Whether he can state to the House the number of persons paying Income Tax (Schedule D) in the borough of Brighton, and the number of surcharges of those who made returns, and the amount of such surcharges?
§ THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER
Sir, the number of persons assessed under Schedule D of the income tax at Brighton is 3,121. Of these, 1,451 have been surcharged by the Local Commissioners; 1,190 acquiesced in the surcharge, and 261 appealed. On appeal, 93 assessments were confirmed, 132 were partially confirmed, and 36 were wholly discharged. The total amount of the increased assessment made by the Local Commissioners was £207,007, of which £166,329 remained assessed after all appeals had been heard.