HC Deb 28 February 1917 vol 90 c2028

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he can undertake that rural district councils in Ireland becoming owners of land in trust for small holders, whether under the Land Act of 1903 or under the present schemes, and whether for tillage or pasturage, shall be exempt from Income Tax on such lands, seeing that they freely discharge the duties of the trust and derive no benefit from the lands; and whether he will see that the demand made on the Delvin District Council for £14 8s. 9d. Income Tax on land so held is not enforced?


I am having careful inquiry made into the matter referred to, and will communicate the result to the hon. Member as soon as I am in a position to do so.