HC Deb 03 July 1934 vol 291 cc1756-7W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer with reference to the sum of £101,384,564 shown on page 67 of the Seventy-sixth Annual Report of the Commissioners of Inland Revenue as the assumed cost of repair and maintenance of property, whether he will state the total expenditure actually incurred as revealed by the applications for supplementary allowances on the ground that the actual expenditure taken over a period of five years exceeded the flat-rate allowance made in the assessment; and how much of this expenditure was covered by the flat rate and the proportion covered by supplementary allowances?


The sum of £101,384,564 may be divided into slightly over £95,000,000 in respect of allowances made at the flat rate and about £6,250,000 in respect of supplementary allowances in cases where the actual expenditure on lands and buildings taken on a five years' average exceeds the flat rate allowance. I regret that the available statistics do not enable me to say what was the total of flat rate allowances in respect of the particular properties for which the supplementary allowances were given.