HC Deb 11 December 1906 vol 167 cc259-60

Considered in Committee.

(In the Committee.)

[MR. EMMOTT (Oldham) in the Chair.]

Clause I:—

SIR CHARLES DILKE (Gloucestershire, Forest of Dean)

moved an Amendment providing for publication of the Land Tax Commissioners' names and summons to meetings. He said that the Secretary of the Treasury promised some time ago that the publication should be otherwise than in the London Gazette, which was very unsatisfactory. The matter was one of importance on account of the appointment by the Land Tax Commissioners of the Income-Tax Commissioners of both kinds, and of their assessors and clerks. It was obvious that the selection of the Commissioners should not be done in a hole and corner manner, and the Amendment he moved merely gave effect to the promise made.

Amendment proposed.

MR. J. H. LEWIS (Flintshire)

said his hon. friend the Secretary of the Treasury was absent owing to a regrettable circumstance. On behalf of the Government he accepted the Amendment.

Amendment proposed— In page 1, line 17, after the word 'estate' to insert the words 'either landed or personal."—(Mr. Claude Hay.)

Bill reported; as amended to be considered to-morrow.