HC Deb 10 August 1904 vol 140 cc10-1

To ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, in view of the fact that a communication was addressed recently to surveyors of taxes suggesting the division of all districts where the collectors of income-tax cannot complete their collections before 30th April instead of 30th June as formerly, he will say whether such communication was issued with his sanction; and whether, in view of the fact that the † See (4) Debates, cxxxix., 527 earlier closing of such accounts would involve increased pressure and the making of a number of distraints, he will consider the advisability of postponing any action in the matter.

(Answered by Mr. Austen Chamberlain.) No such communication has been addressed to surveyors of taxes.