HC Deb 16 June 1896 vol 41 cc1163-4
MR. ALBAN GIBBS (City of London)

I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury, whether his attention has been called to the introduction of a Bill by the Lord Chancellor, in the other House of Parliament, by which it is proposed to levy in future upon inhabited houses in and throughout Great Britain a duty which shall be called the House Tax; whether it is the intention of the Government to proceed with the Bill in that House; and, whether any, and, if any, what opportunity will be afforded to Members of this House to move Amendments to the Bill?


This Bill makes no change in the existing law, and proposes no new taxation. It is a Measure of pure consolidation, and will be referred to the Joint Committee on Statute Law Revision. Of course, such a Bill cannot become law if Amendments are to be pressed.