HC Deb 08 December 1952 vol 509 c13W
92. Mr. P. Wells

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he is aware of the resentment amongst farmers at the operation of the tithe system, which extracts about £2½ million a year, mainly from agriculturists; and if he will introduce amending legislation to remove this burden from the agricultural industry.

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

No. I think that most people accept the fairness of the system which was set up as the result of the recommendations of the Royal Commission of 1935 and which has now been in operation for 16 years.