HC Deb 22 February 1912 vol 34 c867W

asked the Secretary to the Treasury if it is in accordance with instructions from the Inland Revenue authorities that the surveyor in charge of the first Brighton district has written to a lady, in connection with her claim for repayment of Income Tax, calling for inspection of bearer securities in respect of which one of the leading joint stock banks had given certificates of deduction of Income Tax; and if, having regard to the trouble and risk of loss attached to the transmission of bearer securities through the post, instructions will be given to all surveyors of taxes to be satisfied with the former practice of accepting the certificates of established banks?


There has been no change in the matter of accepting the certificates of established banks and it could only be in very exceptional circumstances that the action referred to in the question can have been taken. I will enquire into the case and communicate with the hon. Member.