HC Deb 15 November 1926 vol 199 c1518

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether, in view of the fact that the Government in Nyasaland has antedated by three months the financial year, it is proposed for the nine months in question to demand from the natives the full annual tax of 6s.?


The Government of Nyasaland proposes to adopt the calendar year for financial purposes with effect from 1st January, 1928, and in order to bring about this change the forthcoming Estimates will cover only the nine months, April to December, 1927. This involves no alteration in the arrangements for the collection of the hut and poll tax which is payable by law on 1st January each year.