HC Deb 25 June 1908 vol 191 cc62-3
MR. SEARS (Cheltenham)

To ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer whether it is proposed to employ Government officers in England and Wales to collect spirit licence duties and certain other licence duties, all for local taxation purposes, and at the same time to make it necessary for a local authority to employ officials to travel over the same areas to collect other licence duties also for local taxation purposes; and has it been considered whether this will lead to economy and efficient dispatch of business or the reverse.

(Answered by Mr. Lloyd-George.) This matter has been fully considered, and I am convinced that the changes contemplated will lead to economy and to a more efficient dispatch of business.