§ Mr. WEIR
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, having regard to the fact that the London and Westminster Bank, Limited, as agents for the Cape Government, deducted 1s. 3d. in the £ from dividends paid 15th April, 1903, and that this is 4d. in the £ in excess of the amount due for income-tax on that date, will he state how much of the £3,300 thus overpaid has since been refunded by the Inland Revenue to stockholders; and will arrangements be made for moneys overpaid to the Inland Revenue as income-tax by agents for Government loans to be refunded to such agents.
§ The FINANCIAL SECRETARY of the TREASURY (Mr. Victor CAVENDISH, Derbyshire, W.)
The amount refunded in respect of this transaction is not separately recorded and cannot be stated. Arrangements are made for moneys overpaid to the Inland Revenue as income-tax to be refunded in all cases when application is made in the prescribed manner.