HC Deb 10 November 1927 vol 210 cc363-4

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury the total investment income, exclusive of undistributed income, of companies assessable to Income Tax during the latest year for which the figures can be estimated, together with the number of persons liable to taxation in respect of it?

The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the TREASURY (Mr. Arthur Michael Samuel)

On the assumption that my hon.

Friend is seeking information as to the amount distributed by companies by way of interest and dividends to individuals, I regret that it is not possible to furnish the desired figures. The statistics collected annually relative to the Income Tax do not extend to the collection of information regarding the amount of investment income paid to individuals or the number of individuals who receive it.