HC Deb 28 March 1933 vol 276 c840
46. Major NATHAN

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury the position of the committee appointed to consider the redrafting of the law relating to Income Tax, the number of occasions upon which that committee has met during the past six months, the present state of their deliberations, and when it is anticipated that a report will be made?


The committee has been meeting regularly during 1932 and 1933 at intervals of a week or ten days except during the legal vacations. In the course of the last six months there have been 13 meetings of the full committee, and in addition a large number of meetings of the drafting sub-committee. Further substantial progress has been made with -the work of codification and a draft of those portions of the Bill which deal with the substantive law (as distinguished from the administrative provisions) is now in proof print, but in view of the magnitude and complexity of the work still remaining to be done, it is unlikely that the committee will be in a position to make a report this year.