HC Deb 16 March 1886 vol 303 c967
MR. ROUND (Essex, N.E., Harwich)

asked Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Whether he can inform the House what number of claims for abatement of Income Tax, under Schedule B, have been made during the current year; in how many cases tenants have established their claim to exemption; and, what has been the total amount of exemptions or abatement under this Schedule for the past three years?


The total number of properties assessed under Schedule B in 1883–4 was 1,600,000. In respect of 1,200,000 of these either exemption or abatement was granted in consequence of the incomes produced by them being less than £150 or than £400 per annum. I cannot give the total number of exemption claims. The total amount of the exemptions during the last three years has been—in 1882–3, £31,000,000; in 1883–4, £32,050,000; and in 1884–5, £32,692,000.