HC Deb 11 April 1905 vol 144 c1256

To ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer what was the total amount of abatements paid to income-tax payers during the year ending March 31st, 1904.

(Answered by Mr. Austen Chamberlain.) If the hon. Member will refer to Table CCXXXIV., on page 229 of the Report of the Commissioners of Inland Revenue for the year 1903–4 [Cd. 2228], he will find an analysis of the repayments of the income-tax made in each of the ten years to March 31st, 1904. It shows that in the year ending March 31st, 1904, the turn repaid in respect of "Abatements" was £931,703 out of a total of £2,868,798 for repayments of all kinds.