§ Mr. KELLAWAY
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will explain why, in spite of the official statement that no additional pressure is being brought to bear this year for the collection of the taxes, property owners in South-East London are not able to get any relief in the way of extension of time for payment as they have been able to do in previous years, and that hectograph letters couched in threatening terms are being sent to the occupiers to enforce payment?
§ Mr. LLOYD GEORGE
I have no information as to cases where extension of time 169W for payment has been granted to property owners in South-East London in previous years. As regards this year any pressure brought to bear for the collection of the taxes is not the result of any special instructions issued by the Board of Inland Revenue. If my hon. Friend will bring to my notice any specific case of undue pressure I will cause inquiry to be made.