§ Mr. C. NICHOLSON (Yorks, W.R., Doncaster)
To ask the Secretary to the Treasury if any meetings of Land Tax Commissioners have been held in the Doncaster division during the present year; if so, on what date such meetings were held; whether all duly appointed Commissioners were summoned to them; and, if not, will he state why certain Commissioners were summoned and other Commissioners were not.
(Answered by Mr. Runciman.) The clerk to the Commissioners for Doncaster borough has replied to an inquiry that the duties of Land Tax Commissioners in his division are in general so trifling that it was not considered necessary to hold separate meetings for the transaction of land tax and income tax business, and that it had not been thought worth while to put gentlemen who are not also Income 82 Tax Commissioners to the trouble of attending meetings at which their presence is required only for a very limited time, and for the transaction of business of a purely formal character. His action is not in conformity with the requirements of The Land Tax Commissioners Act, 1906, and I have directed that this should be pointed out to him.