HC Deb 06 March 1929 vol 226 cc382-3

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer why certain inspectors of taxes have issued a circular to widows in receipt of the old age pension asking them if they pay Income Tax?

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

I have no knowledge of any such circular, but, if the hon. Member will send me a copy of the circular to which he refers, I will cause inquiry to be made and will communicate the result to him in due course.


If I am able to supply the hon. Gentleman with the information he seeks, will he undertake to endeavour to see that the inspectors of taxes pay more attention to those who are known to have large incomes and are now appearing so frequently in the Courts, rather than badger old working women of 80?


I do not admit the hon. Member's premise. I do not admit the issue of any such circular as is referred to. If it was issued I do not know of it, and have never seen it.