§ MR. ELLIS (Nottinghamshire, Rushcliffe)
To ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer what were the numbers of persons paying income-tax in England and Wales, Scotland, and Ireland, respectively, in each of the following classes for the financial year 1907–8, viz.: on incomes exceeding £160 but not exceeding £400, exceeding £400 but not exceeding £500, exceeding £500 but not exceeding £600, exceeding £600 but not exceeding £700; what was the average rate of income-tax per pound paid in each of these four classes; and what was the total number of those paying income-tax in each of the above countries for the same financial year.
(Answered by Mr. Lloyd-George.) Statistics are not yet available of the numbers of persons paying income-tax in the various classes mentioned for the financial year 1907–8, but for 1906–7 the number of abatements granted to persons with incomes exceeding £160 but not exceeding £700 were as follows—