§ CAPTAIN NORTON
I beg to ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer whether it has been brought to Isis notice that the Inland Revenue officers of the city have asked employers for lists of their employees liable to pay Income Tax and for the amount of their salaries; and will he say whether this course has his sanction.
§ THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER (Mr. RITCHIE, Croydon)
All employers are under a statutory obligation to furnish, when asked to do so, a list of those of their employees who are not entitled to exemption from income tax. They are not asked to state the salaries paid, except in the case of public companies. Even then the information is not pressed for, but, unless it be given, it may be necessary to have recourse to estimated, and possibly incorrect, assessments on the employees.