HC Deb 01 August 1935 vol 304 cc2842-3
36. Mr. WILMOT

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the number of persons liable to pay Surtax in each of the years 1931–32, 1932–33, 1933–34, 1934–35, and the percentage of such persons in arrears with payments at the end of each of the above years?

The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER (Mr. Chamberlain)

As assessments to Surtax can be made at any time within six years from the end of the year to which the assessment relates and the assessment of the tax is continually in progress, final figures of assessments for the years in question cannot yet be given. The hon. Member, however, will find in Table 56 of the 77th Report of the Commissioners of Inland Revenue (Command Paper No. 4739) the latest available information as to the state of the Surtax assessment, as at 30th September, 1934, for the six years ending with the Surtax for the year 1932–33.


While appreciating the difficulty and thanking the Chancellor of the Exchequer for his answer, is it not possible to state approximately the number of persons in each year who are liable to the tax?


I think the hon. Member will find that in the answer to which I am referring.

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