HC Deb 29 November 1928 vol 223 c601
69. Colonel WOODCOCK

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if, in view of the fact that the last Finance Bill presented to the House contained many Clauses which by their complicated phraseology are difficult to interpret, he will endeavour in the next Finance Bill to arrange for a re-writing of the Act of 1920 in a form as simply and as briefly worded as possible, so that its meaning and obligations may be easily comprehended?


T would remind my hon. and gallant Friend that I have appointed a Committee to review the whole law relating to the Income Tax and to see in what respects it can be simplified and rendered more intelligible. As I have previously said, I do not think it is desirable, pending the completion of the Committee's task, to try to deal with the matter piecemeal.