§ 55. Mr. B. PETO
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if it is the intention of the Government to abolish the General Commissioners of Income Tax; if not, whether he is aware of the shortage of suitable Land Tax Commissioners for selection as General Commissioners of Income Tax; and, in view of the fact that it is now 20 years since a Land Tax Commission Act was passed in the House of Commons, whether it is the intention of the Government to introduce a Bill for the appointment of Land Tax Commissioners at an early date?
§ Mr. CHURCHILL
The answer to the first part of the question is in the negative. A Land Tax Commissioners Names Act was last enacted in 1906, but I am not aware that there is a shortage of suitable Land Tax Commissioners for selection as General Commissioners of Income Tax. I am unable to forecast the introduction of a further Names Bill, but any indications of the need for such a Measure will continue to receive my careful attention.