HC Deb 31 July 1912 vol 41 cc2043-4
77. Mr. HORNER

asked the names of the Committee to be appointed to inquire into the methods of valuation under the Finance (1909–10) Act, 1910, or, if the members have not yet been appointed, the number and class of men intended to be appointed, the scope of the Inquiry and powers of the Commission in regard to summoning evidence; whether evidence of witnesses, other than those summoned, will be accepted; whether the same Committee will inquire into the methods of valuation, both as regards Great Britain and Ireland; and, if so, which country will be first dealt with?


My right hon. Friend is not prepared at present to make any further statement as to the scope and personnel of the proposed Committee regarding which I understand he is in communication with right hon. Gentlemen opposite. It will be for the Committee to decide on its own procedure, but it is intended that the inquiry shall include Ireland.