§ MR. A. F. JEFFREYS (Hants, Basingstoke)
I beg to ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what amount of land tax on Government property has been redeemed during the past financial year, and what amount now remains to be redeemed; (2) what amount of land tax on private properties was redeemed during the past year, and what is the amount of the tax now remaining on the land?
§ THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER
(1) The amount of land tax on Government property redeemed between 25th March, 1897, and 4th March, 1898, was £186, and a further sum of about £3,300 will be redeemed before the 31st instant. There will remain about £1,700 still unredeemed. (2) With reference to land tax on private properties, I would ask my hon. Friend to allow me to defer my answer till I make my Budget speech, when I shall be able to make a fuller and more accurate statement than I could now make in reply to a question.