§ MR. BENN (Tower Hamlets, St. George's)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether he is aware that in the Margate District, Isle of Thanet, out of 24 Commissioners of Property and Income Tax (General Purposes for Inhabited House Duty) and Land Tax, 22 are Conservatives and one Liberal Unionist; and whether he can take any steps to remedy this exclusion of those holding Liberal views?
§ SIR J. T. HIBBERT
The Income Tax Commissioners are appointed by the Land Tax Commissioners, who are appointed by Act of Parliament. The hon. Member will, therefore, see that I have no power in the matter. I have no information as to the politics of the Commissioners for the Margate District.
§ MR. BARTLEY
May I ask on what authority it is stated that these gentlemen belong to a particular political Party? Is there any Return or published information upon which these statements can be based?