HC Deb 09 June 1931 vol 253 cc806-7
48. Mr. MAWDER

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will consider the possibility of action being taken by the Treasury to obtain Income Tax, either from the recipients or the donors, on gifts made by or on behalf of commercial firms with the object of influencing trade?


In cases where inquiry appears to be called for, all possible action will continue to be taken with a view to ascertaining the facts and securing the due assessment of liabilities to Income Tax in connection with such payments. I am obliged to the hon. Member for calling attention to this matter.