§ MR. JACKS (Stirlingshire)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury if he is aware that the Inland Revenue business in Berwickshire is conducted by officials in Dumfriesshire; that their want of knowledge of the district and of the industries of the County of Berwick causes much inconvenience and dissatisfaction; if he will explain why this state of things exists; and if he will take steps to have it remedied?
§ THE SECRETARY TO THE TREASURY (Sir J. T. HIBBERT,) Oldham
It is not understood to what particular branch of Inland Revenue business the question refers. If to the collection of taxes, I am informed that, although the Collector of Inland Revenue who receives the taxes for Berwickshire is stationed at Dumfries, he holds a sitting in the county town of Berwickshire in January. No complaint of inconvenience with regard to the collection of taxes appears to have 1397 reached the Inland Revenue, nor any expression of dissatisfaction.