§ MR. WILSON LLOYD (Wednesbury)
I beg to ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, if, in the Finance Accounts, Revenue, the accounts arising from the Income Tax, under Schedule D, embracing professions and trades, could be divided into three sections, showing the amounts—firstly, from manufactures and industrial occupations; secondly, from professions; and thirdly, from distribution, with the object of showing if our industries are progressing or otherwise?
§ THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER (Sir MICHAEL HICKS-BEACH,) Bristol, W.
I am obliged to my hon. Friend for his suggestion, and I will take care that it shall be considered. Of course, in these matters, one has to place the expense and trouble of additional returns against the advantage that may arise from them, and to take care to avoid, also, anything interfering with secrecy.
§ MR. WILSON LLOYD
asked whether one schedule did not descend to the lower figure of £253,000, whereas in the other there was over £8,000,000.
§ SIR RICHARD PAGET (Somerset, Wells)
asked whether the right hon. Gentleman would also consider the advantage of setting out the amounts derived from realty and personalty respectively.
§ THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER
I think that will hardly apply to the question of my hon. Friend below the Gangway.