§ MR. CALEB WRIGHT (Lancashire, S.W., Leigh)
asked Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Whether any portion of the £200 in the item of £3,650 mentioned in the Estimates, Revenue Department, page 43, has been incurred by the Warrington Commissioners of Income Tax, in providing an additional place in the Leigh Parliamentary Division; if not, will a place be provided in Leigh Division, where there is a population of 54,000 within a radius of three and a-half miles from Leigh market place; and, whether all appeals at present have to be heard at Newton, a distance of 10 miles, or at Warrington, a distance of 14 miles?
§ THE SECRETARY TO THE TREASURY (Mr. JACKSON) (Leeds, N.)
(who replied) said: Leigh is one of the places for which expenses of appeal meetings could be defrayed under the item referred to. It is the duty of the District Commissioners to decide at what places in their Division appeals can most conveniently be held; and the Government would not be justified in dictating to those Commissioners on such a matter. I understand, however, that the Warrington Commissioners decided last year to hold appeal meetings at Leigh in those years in which new Income Tax assessments under Schedules A and B are made, as will be the case next year.