HC Deb 12 February 1917 vol 90 cc279-80

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer when a draft will be submitted to the House of a Bill to consolidate the various Statutes extending as far back as 1842 imposing taxes upon the people of the United Kingdom, in order that the very grave inconvenience of roaming through a series of complicated and perplexing Statutes may be removed, to the relief of His Majesty's liege subjects and possibly to the advantage of the Exchequer?


The Committee appointed by the Board of Inland Revenue has nearly finished the examination and revision of the draft Bill prepared by the Solicitor of Inland Revenue. As soon as this process is complete, which I hope will be at no distant date, I propose to consult the Lord Chancellor as to the necessity for any further examination prior to the introduction of the Bill.