HC Deb 14 June 1915 vol 72 c507W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he is aware that the increased Income Tax on rents is being passed on to tenants in many parts of the country by heavy increases in rentals which yield the taxpayers a profit on their war taxation; and if he will consider the propriety of putting an end to this practice?>


I have no official information as to the existence of such a practice other than that given by my right hon. Friend the Secretary for Scotland in his reply on the 4th March last to the hon. Member for the Blackfriars Division. I entirely concur in his observations in condemnation of such action on the part of landlords. I have, however, no power to prevent landlords from raising their rents when they are in a position to do so.

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