HC Deb 22 March 1907 vol 171 cc1277-8

To ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware that incomes are earned by many men, often ex-surveyors of taxes, by obtaining refundment of Income Tax on behalf of persons who had paid the tax in error; and whether he will issue fresh instructions to the surveyors of taxes requesting that more exact information may be given to guide such persons, who now generally leave the office without being told whether they are liable or otherwise.

(Answered by Mr. Asquith.) Surveyors of taxes are expected to afford to members of the public full information on all subjects connected with their Income Tax assessments. If the hon. Member will quote any specific instance in which a surveyor has fallen short of his duty in this respect, it shall be inquired into.