§ 64. Sir JOHN WARDLAW-MILNE
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, in the interests of employment, he will consult local authorities who receive the proceeds of the tax upon male servants with the object of removing that tax at the time of the next, Budget?
As I have stated on previous occasions, before undertaking to introduce legislation on this subject I should require assurances that the proposal had the approval of the local authorities concerned and that no demand would be made on the Exchequer to replace the revenue surrendered by them. If the local authorities decide to make representations to me to this effect, I am prepared to consider them.
§ Sir J. WARDLAW-MILNE
Will the right hon. Gentleman consider some means of making it clear to local authorities generally that he is willing, if not anxious, to receive such representations?
§ Lieut.-Colonel ACLAND-TROYTE
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that many of them have expressed their opinion on this matter and that the great majority are against it?