HC Deb 20 December 1916 vol 88 c1432

asked the Secretary of State for India whether he has considered the possibility of raising extra revenue from India by increased taxation, seeing that the greater number of authorities are of the view that this could be easily and expeditiously done without imposing undue burdens on the people of India?

The SECRETARY of STATE for INDIA (Mr. Chamberlain)

Additional taxation, estimated to yield £3,650,000, was introduced this year. This was expected to provide for this year's needs and to leave a reasonable surplus. My hon. Friend will not expect me now to discuss next year's Budget.

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