HC Deb 27 May 1908 vol 189 cc1224-5

Resolutions reported—

"That it is expedient that the power to levy the duties on certain local taxation licences in England and Wales should be transferred to county councils, and that section seventeen of the Finance Act, 1907, should not apply to such duties, and that an annual sum be paid out of the Consolidated Fund to the local taxation account to be distributed amongst the county councils in England and Wales in connection with the transfer."

"That it is expedient that the surplus of income over expenditure for the year ended 31st March, 1908, to the extent of £600,000, instead of being applied as provided by The Sinking Fund Act, 1875, be applied to defray expenses incurred by the Commissioners of Works in connection with public offices."

"That it is expedient to authorise the payment, out of moneys to be provided by Parliament, of increased allowances to assessors of taxes."

Ordered, That it be an instruction to the Committee on the Finance Bill that they have power to make provision therein pursuant to the said Resolution.