HC Deb 15 November 1920 vol 134 c1548W
Major GLYN

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, apart from any question of imposing, or otherwise, a corporation tax upon co-operative societies and recognising, as he does, that there is no desire on the part of co-operative societies to evade contributing their just and fair share towards the burden of taxation borne by the country, he will consider the best means of inquiring into the whole financial position of co-operative societies and receiving suggestions as to the manner in which they can give, without damaging the whole policy on which their business is built, their financial assistance to the needs of the country?


If the co-operative societies desire an inquiry into the method by which they can best make a fair contribution to the Revenue, I shall be glad to confer with any representatives whom they may appoint to discuss the matter with me.