§ Mr. DAY
asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the tax levied in the rural districts of Palestine, known as Werko, is still in existence; has he any statistics which will show the amount raised by this tax for the 12 months ended to the last convenient date; and if he can state whether the urban property tax levied in the urban areas of Jerusalem and Jaffa has now taken the place of previous Ottoman taxes, including Werko?1972W
§ Dr. SHIELS
The answer to the first and third parts of the question is in the affirmative. The revenue from House and Land Tax (Werko) in 1929 was £P191,199.