§ Mr. MARTIN
asked the Prime Minister whether he will give an opportunity to discuss again in Committee Clause 10 of the Revenue Bill, which takes away for all time all the proceeds of Land Taxes from municipalities, in view of the importance of the matter to the County of London and of the fact that the clause was passed at a very late hour and under circumstances which prevented effective discussion?
§ The PRIME MINISTER
I cannot accept the interpretation placed by my hon. Friend on the Government's proposals with reference to the Land Taxes. We have repeatedly explained to the House that they are put forward purely as a provisional arrangement which must be reconsidered when the relation of local and Imperial finance comes to be dealt with. This clause had already been discussed fully on the Resolution and on the Second Reading of the Bill. I cannot see my way to a recommital of the clause.
§ Lord HUGH CECIL
Does the right hon. Gentleman suggest that the discussion in Committee was inadequate?
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the Government refused to accept an Amendment limiting the period during which these Land Taxes are taken away?