§ MR. HOGAN
I beg to ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, (1) whether he has received a Memorial from the Council of the Royal Colonial Institute inviting the attention of Her Majesty's Government to the hardship resulting from the operation of the In-come Tax in the Mother Country in conjunction with Acts recently passed by some of the self-governing colonies imposing an Income Tax; (2) whether he is aware that British subjects resident in the Australasian Colonies are not required to pay a double tax in respect of any income derived from the United Kingdom, whereas those resident in the United Kingdom are required to pay a double tax in respect of any income derived from any of the Australasian Colonies; (3) whether he is aware that great dissatisfaction has arisen from this 1638 state of things, which tends to discourage the investment of capital in the Colonies, and consequently to retard their development and restrict their trade; and (4) whether Her Majesty's Government will embrace the earliest opportunity of correcting the anomaly?
§ THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER (Sir MICHAEL HICKS BEACH,) Bristol, W.
I have received the Memorial to which the hon. Member refers, and am considering it; but I must not be understood as assenting to the views expressed in the second and third paragraphs of his Question.