§ Mr. HARMSWORTH
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will give figures showing the total cost of the Land Valuation Department which owed its origin to the Budget of 1909, and the annual yield of the land taxes imposed under it until their remission, together with the annual cost of their collection and the net financial result to the national Exchequer; and whether he will reconsider the proposal in the present Budget to reorganise the Department for the purpose of reviving land taxes?
§ Mr. SNOWDEN
The estimated total cost of the Land Valuation Office charged to the Valuation Office Sub-heads of the Inland Revenue Vote to the 31st March, 1924, is £6,060,000. As regards the yield and cost of collection of the Land Value Duties, I am sending the hon. Member a copy of a reply given on the 8th May to the hon. Member for Epping (Sir L. Lyle). I cannot see any reason to reconsider the proposals outlined in my Budget statement.