HC Deb 28 July 1896 vol 43 cc830-1
MR C. HARRISON (Plymouth)

I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury, if the terms of the reference of the proposed Inquiry' into the incidence of taxation will be made sufficiently wide to take into consideration the pending Bill in this House, entitled Land Values (Taxation by Local Authorities)?


The terms of reference would enable the Commissioners to consider whether any class of property, real or personal, contributes equitably to taxation for the purposes referred to. I apprehend that they would not require the Commissioners to examine the proposals contained in any particular Bill, but I have no doubt that they are wide enough to enable them to do so in this case if they should deem it to be desirable.