§ MR. BENN (Tower Hamlets, St. George's)
I beg to ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware that the Inland Revenue Department appears to be ignorant of the fact that a County of Loudon was formed by the Local Government Act of 1888, and that forms issued by that department are filled up with the names of the Counties of Middlesex, Surrey, and Kent, although the places to which such forms refer are in the County of London; and whether he will take steps to secure a correct official description in future?
§ SIR W. HARCOURT
The hon. Member probably refers to Inland Revenue Establishment Licences, issued by postmasters and sub-postmasters in localities on the confines of the County of London. The forms are issued in blank by the Inland Revenue to the postmasters, who sometimes insert the wrong local taxation description of the locality. These errors cannot always be avoided; but the matter is adjusted at Somerset House by the allocation of the proceeds of the licences to the credit of the county in which they are issued.