HC Deb 06 April 1921 vol 140 cc273-4
73. Lieut.-Colonel Sir J. HOPE

asked the Secretary for Scotland whether, in view of the appointment of a Committee to inquire into the incidence of local rating in Scotland, he will furnish a Return of the details of charges transferred from local to Imperial funds for the years 1913–14 and 1919–20, similar to the Return in Appendix C of Return of Public Income and Expenditure, published in 1908, when the Royal Commission on Local Taxation was appointed?

Lieut.-Commander YOUNG

The Return in question was discontinued on the ground that the expense involved in its preparation was not justified by results.


Will the hon. and gallant Gentleman consider the question of publishing only that Return in Appendix C which is urgently required by certain bodies who want to give evidence before the Local Taxation Commission for Scotland? They cannot get the evidence from any other source, and they cannot give their evidence satisfactorily unless they have it.

Lieut.-Commander YOUNG

If my hon. and gallant Friend is referring only to Appendix C, I will take his suggestion into consideration.

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