HC Deb 01 March 1938 vol 332 cc914-5
51. Mr. Price

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, in view of the small returns from the Land Tax in relation to the cost of collection, he will consider the advisability of merging it into some other tax or extinguishing it by compulsory redemption?

Sir J. Simon

The assumption on which the hon. Member's question is based that the cost of collecting Land Tax is high relatively to the yield cannot be accepted, and I do not consider that at the present time any action on the lines he suggests is desirable.

Mr. Maxwell

Will my right hon. Friend bear in mind that the unequal distribution of this taxation causes a considerable amount of annoyance?

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