§ Mr. GROVES
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether he is aware of the issue of letters from the West Ham area of tax collectors threatening a warrant of distress and levy upon the household goods of persons due to pay amounts as low as 12s.; and whether he will consider issuing instructions to discontinue this practice?
§ Mr. PETHICK-LAWRENCE
I have no information as to any particular cases. If, however, my hon. Friend will give me particulars of any case in which it is alleged that a collector of taxes is carrying out his duties in an unreasonable manner, I will gladly cause inquiry to be made and communicate the result to him in due course.