§ 41. Colonel Sir ARTHUR HOLBROOK
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he is aware that the surtax levied on the Income Tax of bachelor laymen in Spain is regarded by Englishmen in that country as a form of discrimination against the Protestant foreigners; and whether he will consider the advisability of representing the matter to the Spanish Government with a request that the Italian precedent should be followed and foreigners should be exempted from the tax?
§ Sir A. CHAMBERLAIN
I cannot agree with my hon. Friend that the tax in question discriminates either in respect of nationality or of religion, and I see no reason for representations by His Majesty's Government.