§ SIR RICHARD PAGET (Somerset, Wells)
asked the Secretary to the Treasury, If he will be good enough to state when the Return on "Imperial Taxation, on Real and Realised Personal Property," presented 10th August 1885, and ordered by the House to be printed on 12th August 1885, will be printed and circulated?
§ THE SECRETARY TO THE TREASURY (Mr. HENRY H. FOWLER) (Wolverhampton, E.)
It has been found, in the preparation of this Return, that some parts of it must necessarily be of an extremely conjectural character. I therefore thought it right, before the issue of the Return, to consult the right hon. Baronet the Member for Hampstead (Sir Henry Holland), who, as Secretary to the Treasury, signed the Return to the Order of the House, as to any reservations which he might think it desirable to make as to the value of the portions to which I have referred. We are reprinting the Return, and I shall be happy to show the hon. Member a proof, if he wishes it, before it is circulated.