HC Deb 23 February 1931 vol 248 cc1771-2
88. Major NATHAN

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether arrangements have been made with the Government of any foreign State with a view to the granting of relief from double taxation as mentioned in Section 17 of the Finance Act, 1930; and whether His Majesty in Council has made or is expected to make any such declaration as is referred to in that Section?


Progress has been made towards the conclusion of agreements with certain countries under Section 17 of the Finance Act, 1930, but I am not yet in a position to say when the Declarations in Council envisaged by that Section may be expected.


May I ask whether the right hon. Gentleman feels that he can properly give the names of those countries with whom these negotiations are taking place?


There are two or three of them, but I prefer not to mention them at the moment.