HC Deb 15 March 1910 vol 15 c193

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he can now state the result of his inquiry for advice to the Law Officers as to whether persons who have paid Income Tax during the last few months in the mistaken belief that the Government Would carry through the Budget, and so legalise the tax before 31st March, will have their payments refunded, should they so wish, on making application to the Inland Revenue officers; and, in the event of Income Tax not being refunded, will interest be paid thereon at the rate of 2½ per cent, for the period such tax has been deposited pending the decision of Parliament as to the imposition of a tax on income?

The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER (Mr. Lloyd-George)

A case has been submitted to the Law Officers, and I hope shortly to receive their opinion upon it.