HC Deb 04 December 1906 vol 166 cc748-9
MR. WEDGWOOD (Newcastle-under-Lyme)

I beg to ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his attention has been drawn to Mr. Sidney Webb's inquiries and conclusions as to race suicide; and whether he will consider the propriety of embodying in any future graduation of the Income Tax rebates dependent on the number of children in a family.


I have read Mr. Webb's interesting papers, though, I confess, without realising their bearing upon the graduation of the Income Tax. But, in the consideration which I am giving to the subject, I will not lose sight of my hon. friend's suggestion, which would, however, amount to a revival of the lex Papia Poppaca.


Would the right hon. Gentleman give the date of the lex Papia Poppaca?


I am afraid I must ask for notice.