HC Deb 09 February 1922 vol 150 cc300-1
74. Major BARNETT

asked the hon. Member for the Pollok Division of Glasgow, as representing the First Commissioner of Works, whether the huts in course of removal from the Embankment are being re-erected at Gloucester Gate, Regent's Park; whether the staffs in process of eviction from these huts and from the Alexandra Palace and St. James's Park are being rehoused in the Regent's Park hutments vacated by the Ministry of Pensions; and, if so, what prospect exists of the amenities of this park being restored in the present year, and the commandeered land becoming available again for the recreation and enjoyment of the public?


The answers to the first and second parts of the question are in the negative. As regards the last part, one of the buildings in Regent's Park has already been demolished, two others will be demolished during the coming slimmer, but I am unable at the present moment to give any guarantee that the remaining two will be removed during the present year. The hon. and gallant Member may, however, rest assured that the First Commissioner is most desirous that all the temporary buildings, erected for war purposes in the parks and open spaces, shall be cleared at the earliest possible date and that he is sparing no effort to this end. Good progress is being made.


In view of the unsatisfactory nature of my hon. Friend's answer, I beg to give notice that I will raise the matter this evening on the Motion for the Adjournment.

Year ended 31st March. Gross income brought under the review of the Inland Revenue Department. Deductions (necessary to reduce the gross income to the actual income liable to tax) for exemptions, repairs to property, w[...]ar and tear of machinery, overcharges in assessment etc. Actual income liable to tax before deduction of personal or family allowances and reliefs.
£ £ £
1913 1,111,456,413 204,304,600 907,151,813
1914 1,167,184,229 216,143,742 951,040,487
1915 1,238,313,397 253,116,796 985,196,601
1916 1,322,684,843 272,790,805 1,049,894,038
1917 1,662,724,028 289,272,246 1,373,451,782
1918 1,967,065,911 336,338,827 1,630,727,084
1919 2,445,655,311 374,083,515 2,071,571,796
1920 2,970,604,036 423,424,213 2,547,179,823
1921 3,000,000,000 500,000,000 2,500,000,000