HC Deb 18 July 1904 vol 138 c261

To ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the circular, recently issued by the chief inspector of taxes to surveyors, suggesting the division of all districts where the collectors of income-tax cannot complete their collections before the 30th April (instead of 30th June as formerly) has been issued with his approval; and whether, in view of the fact that such earlier closing of accounts will involve increased pressure and the making of a number of distraints, arid having regard to the present rate of the income-tax and the depression of trade, he will consider the advisability of postponing any action in the matter.

(Answered by Mr. Austen Chamberlain.) No such circular has been issued.