§ MR. BILLSON (Halifax)
I beg to ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer if he can state the amount of the fines on renewals of leases upon which income tax has been charged in England during the past five years?
§ THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER (Sir M. HICKS BEACH,) Bristol, W.
The information could only be obtained by a return from each surveyor in the United Kingdom, and I do not think that the result would justify this, especially at a time when the surveyors are very busy with the new assessments.
§ SIR J. T. BRUNNER (Cheshire, Northwich)
Will the right honourable Gentleman consider the preparation of a return confined to the County of London?