HC Deb 03 April 1919 vol 114 cc1370-1
49. Colonel ROUNDELL

asked what will be the earliest opportunity for a discussion in this House of the Income Tax on married persons?


An opportunity will occur in connection with the Finance Bill.

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.


Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether, if some representation of women desire to accompany the deputation, they will be allowed to attend?


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.

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