HC Deb 18 December 1908 vol 198 c2230
MR. YOUNGER (Ayr Burghs)

To ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he can state the amount of income-tax due on 1st January, 1908, which was paid before that date, and what part of the amount was paid under the discount allowed under the Act 5 & 6 Vict. c. 35, s. 141, as amended by 52 & 52 Vict. c. 42, s. 10; whether the fact that discount is allowed is clearly stated on the notices demanding payment; and, if not, whether he will see that this is done in future.

(Answered by Mr. Lloyd-George.) The amount of income-tax due under the assessments for 1907–8 which was paid before 1st January, 1908, was approximately £3,966,755. Of this sum only £23,679 3s. 3d. was paid under discount under the Acts referred to by the hon. Member. The Answer to the third part of the Question is in the negative. I shall be glad to consider the concluding suggestion.