HC Deb 26 October 1899 vol 77 cc739-40

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether his attention has been called to the fact that some of the names sent in by county Members as those of qualified Land Tax Commissioners have been omitted from the schedule as published in the London Gazette; and whether he can state the circumstances under which that has happened.


On the 10th of March 1898, I promised, in reply to a question, that lists previously handed in should stand good as regards the Bill of that year. The Bill was never carried. A similar arrangement this summer was considered, but not adopted, as various Members had died or vacated their seats. The circular addressed to the Clerks to the Commissioners of Land Tax by the Board of Inland Revenue called special attention to the necessity of preparing lists de novo, and if any misunderstanding has occurred it is due to the fact that this warning has not been communicated to hon. Members by the respective clerks.