§ 83. Commander WEDGWOOD
asked whether in Ireland special taxation has been imposed on the grazing land with a view to inducing the owners to plough; and, if so, whether he will consider similar legislation for Great Britain?
§ Sir R. WINFREY
The Board are not aware that special taxation of the kind has been imposed in Ireland, though they know that there is a requirement for holders to plough up a certain proportion of their grass land. The Board do not see their way to recommend any such taxation of grazing land in respect of Great Britain.
§ Mr. PRINGLE
Does the hon. Gentleman not think that it might be a material inducement to bring about the result if they tax grazing land?