§ Mr. LONSDALE
asked the Secretary to the Treasury whether his attention has been directed to the last report of the Inland Revenue Commissioners, in which it is stated that the number of assessments under Schedule E of the Income Tax on salaries, etc., of Government officials in Ireland for 1908–9 was 4,397; whether these figures are inclusive of the taxed salaries and pensions of all officials and ex-officials paid in Ireland for whom provision was made by the Exchequer on the Consolidated Fund and Parliamentary Votes for the Civil Services (including the pensions paid to retired officers of the Colonial and Foreign Offices), as well as for the Customs and Excise, Inland Revenue, and Post Office services; and whether they also comprise taxed salaries and pensions paid in Ireland from Army and Navy Votes?
§ Mr. HOBHOUSE
I am aware of the Report to which the hon. Member refers. The reply to the second and third parts of the question is in the negative.