HC Deb 02 July 1930 vol 240 cc1971-2W

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?


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.