§ Mr. SUMMERSBY
asked the Home Secretary how many people in this country are serving sentences of imprisonment either for non-payment of Income Tax or for making incorrect statements in connection with their income to avoid payment of tax?
§ Sir J. GILMOUR
The information is not available, and could only be obtained by calling for a special return from each prison. Figures of the number of persons committed each year to prison in default of payment of Income Tax are published in the annual reports of the Prison Commissioners. The latest available figure is for 1932, in which year the number was 126.