§ Sir GEORGE BADEN-POWELL (Liverpool, Kirkdale)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, what proportion of local taxation licenses in the Metropolis is now collected by post offices; whether the whole of these licenses were formerly collected by the Inland offices; and what has been the reduction in the staff of the Inland offices in consequence of this transference of part of their duties to the post offices?
§ THE SECRETARY TO THE TREASURY (Mr. JACKSON,) Leeds, N.
The total local taxation licenses for the Metropolis amount to about £420,000 in the year. About one fifth of these in amount were taken out at post offices in the past year. No change whatever in the issue of these licenses has been made on their being surrendered to local taxation.