§ MR. GIBB (St. Pancras, E.)
asked Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Whether he was rightly reported to have said that any of the Government officials, such as surveyors of taxes, connected with the assessment of Income Tax are paid either wholly or partly by commission, so as to give them an interest in raising assessments; and, whether payment by poundage or commission is not confined to collectors of taxes who are local officers?
§ THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER (Sir WILLIAM HARCOURT) (Derby)
There was some misapprehension as to the answer I gave the other day. The Question was put with reference to "supervisors" of taxes, and I supposed it to refer to the local officials. As suggested in the Question, the local officers are alone paid by commission. The officers of the Government are paid by salary.