§ MR. VERNEY (Buckinghamshire, N.)
To ask the President of the Local Government. Board, in case of a refusal by a county council to administer the clause of the Finance Act dealing with the transfer of the duties of Excise officers to officials of the county council, what would be the position of the county council in default, and would they suffer any pecuniary loss.
(Answered by Mr. John Burns.) Subject to the provisions of any agreement or award as to adjustments with another council or councils, the proceeds of the
|Incomes exceeding £160 but not exceeding £400.||Incomes exceeding £400 but not exceeding £500.||Incomes exceeding £500 but not exceeding £600.||Incomes exceeding £600 but not exceeding £700.|
|England and Wales||536,830||49,979||28,240||14,258|
§ The average rate of income-tax per pound paid in each class cannot be stated, and there is no information derivable from income-tax statistics as to the numbers of income-tax payers in each of the countries forming the United Kingdom.28
§ duties on the licences referred to in Section 6 of the Finance Act, 1908, form part of the revenue of the council of the county or county borough in which they are collected. Any loss of revenue due to default on the part of a council in enforcing the payment of the duties would fall upon the council.