HC Deb 08 October 1924 vol 177 c567W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will give the net produce of Income Tax under each schedule for the financial years ending 31st March, 1921, 1922, 1923 and 1924, showing under Schedule D the net produce of Income Tax received from weekly wage earners?


I regret that this information is not available as, under the present system of graduation and differentiation of the Income Tax, with personal allowances, deductions and reliefs appurtenant, not to the various sources of income charged under each schedule, but to the total income of the taxpayer, the total yield cannot be divided between the respective schedules. A full explanation of the difficulties involved will be found on page 115 of the 65th Inland Revenue Report.