HC Deb 07 March 1917 vol 91 c401W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, in the preparation of the Budget and in drafting the Finance Bill, he will consider the hardships attendant upon the position of the clergy who derive their income from glebe lands rather than tithe, seeing that they have to pay Income and also Land Taxes and derive no advantage from the rise in the price of corn as tithe owners do, but are prevented from raising rents though the present rent may be much lower than the real agricultural value?


I may remind my hon. and learned Friend that it is not possible for me to anticipate the proposals in the coming Budget, but if he will send me the proposals he has in mind I will consider them.