§ 49. Colonel ROUNDELL
asked what will be the earliest opportunity for a discussion in this House of the Income Tax on married persons?
§ 55. Lieutenant Colonel POWNALL
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, in view of the memorial recently presented by a large number of Members belonging to different parties in this House, he will reconsider his decision not to receive a deputation of women on the subject of the Income Tax on married persons?
§ The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER (Mr. Chamberlain)
I have already expressed my own opinion that, in view of the appointment of a Royal Commission to investigate the Income Tax in all its bearings, it is undesirable that I should be asked to receive deputations on particular points which are within the scope of their inquiry; but I am always glad to confer with Members of this House, and if those who signed the memorial to the Lord Privy Seal desire an interview with me I shall be very glad to arrange it.
§ Sir J. BUTCHER
Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether, if some representation of women desire to accompany the deputation, they will be allowed to attend?
§ Mr. CHAMBERLAIN
If my hon. and learned Friend would feel more encouraged in facing the Chancellor of the Exchequer, and strengthened by the presence of ladies, I certainly should not refuse to receive the ladies.