HC Deb 07 April 1887 vol 313 c697
SIR FREDERICK MAPPIN (York, W. R., Hallamshire)

asked Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, If a Collector, who is appointed by the Commissioners of Inland Revenue to collect the Property and Income Taxes, absconds, leaving a deficit in the amount collected, have the Commissioners power to collect a proportionate rate, to make up the deficiency from those persons who possess receipts, showing they have already paid these taxes; and, whether, if such is the practice, he will give instructions that this injustice be discontinued in the future?

THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER (Mr. GOSCHEN) (St. George's, 698 Hanover Square)

No parish is answerable for the acts, or offences, or defaults of collectors appointed by the Commissioners of Inland Revenue. If a parish is responsible, it will be for the defaults of those who are appointed by local Commissioners.