HC Deb 19 May 1914 vol 62 cc1756-7
29. Mr. CASSEL

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, under the provisions of the Government of Ireland Bill, the Irish Parliament will have power to levy Super-tax on persons resident in Ireland in respect of their incomes derived from British and foreign investments, or in respect of Irish sources of income only; whether the powers of the Irish Parliament to levy Super-tax on British and foreign investments will extend to the case of persons who, though resident in Ireland, are domiciled in Great Britain; and whether the Irish Parliament will be able to vary the rate of Super-tax upon varying amounts of income to any extent they may think fit, or whether the rates of Super-tax on incomes of varying amounts will be correlated duties within the meaning of Section 15 (1) (c) of the Government of Ireland Bill?


I cannot undertake by way of question and answer to enter into a discussion upon the interpretation of the provisions of the Government of Ireland Bill.


Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that it is impossible to ascertain what a tax will produce in Ireland?


It would be an estimate. I do not say it is necessary to have actual accuracy. I was asked for an estimate and I gave the best I could possibly provide.