HC Deb 02 May 1904 vol 134 c98
Sir J. STIRLING-MAXWELL (Glasgow College)

To ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, in view of the fact that he is not prepared to publish the monthly Returns of income-tax collection, lie will state whether the difference between the systems of collection in England and Scotland results in the tax being collected earlier in England or in Scotland.

(Answered by Mr. Austen Chamberlain.) As the amount to be collected in England is about nine times the amount to be collected in Scotland, and as the number of assessments in England is about seven times the number in Scotland, it is scarcely possible that the collection in England could under any circumstances be completed quite as soon as in Scotland.

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