§ Mr. NIELD
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, in relation to the settlement of returns for Inland Revenue purposes, it is the practice of surveyors of taxes to exercise their discretion in making allowances for obsolete machinery; whether that practice is founded upon any minute or official authority, and, if so, by whom the same was issued and when; and whether, in the interest of the public and of the service, he will see that important and far-reaching questions of this kind should not be left to the unfettered discretion of an Inland Revenue official and a practice continued which has not the sanction and authority of Parliament?
§ Mr. LLOYD-GEORGE
This and subsequent questions, as the hon. Member is aware, were put down for Monday last, and though they were not then asked by him, the answers were printed in the OFFICIAL REPORT for that day among the answers not given orally, and copies of the replies were sent to him.
§ Mr. LANE-FOX
Will the right hon. Gentleman see that the questions and answers are recorded in the OFFICIAL REPORT?