HC Deb 01 July 1948 vol 452 cc243-4W
Mr. Gammans

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what action it is proposed to take in the Seychelles regarding certain amounts of Income Tax already collected, in view of the judgment of the Supreme Court of 28th May, 1948, that the action of the Attorney-General in this matter was ultra vires; and if he is satisfied with the present procedure of the assessment and collection of Income Tax.

Mr. Rees-Williams

In the case referred to by the hon. Member no payment of Income Tax has been made: in consequence the first part of the Question does not arise. As to the second part of the Question, I have nothing to add at present to the answer given by me on 26th May in reply to the hon. Member for Attercliffe (Mr. J. Hynd).