§ 49. Mr. RADFORD
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware that British friendly societies and others who have lent money to Irish municipalities are suffering the deduction from their interest of Irish Free State Income Tax; that they are at present unable to secure repayment of such Income Tax; and whether His Majesty's Government will get into communication with the Irish Free State Government with a view to making reciprocal arrangements with regard thereto?
§ The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER (Mr. Churchill)
I am aware of the position that has arisen between this country and the Irish Free State in relation to Income Tax in consequence of the establishment of the Irish Free State as a Dominion with separate powers of taxation. A review of the whole position is now being conducted in conjunction with the Irish Free State authorities.
§ Sir W. DAVISON
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that this review has now been going on for some months, and great hardship has been occasioned to individuals, and should not some conclusion now be arrived at?
§ Mr. CHURCHILL
I will do my best to accelerate the matter. I quite recognise that there is a good deal of hardship upon individuals.