HC Deb 10 March 1915 vol 70 c1399

asked the Secretary to the Treasury if he is aware that, with one exception, the companies operating in Smithfield Market and elsewhere in this country, and known as the Beef Trust of Chicago, have paid no Income Tax for about ten years, although their turnover in this country aggregates about £20,000,000 per annum; whether this matter has been under the consideration of the solicitors' department at Somerset House for over two years; and whether any proceedings have been, or are likely to be, taken against these companies?


The matter referred to by the hon. Member presents points of considerable difficulty, but I can assure him that it continues to receive careful attention.