§ Mr. ALFRED KING
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he can see his way to allow British subjects resident in the Isle of Man to claim abatement of Income Tax on small incomes under the Finance Bill now before the House of Commons in the same way that they do at present?
§ Mr. HOBHOUSE
British subjects resident in the Isle of Man are in precisely the same position in regard to taxation levied in the United Kingdom as are British subjects resident in the other parts of the Empire outside the limits of the United Kingdom. There would, therefore, be grave objections to adopting my hon. Friend's suggestion, the effect of which would be to discriminate unfavourably against residents in other British possessions.