51. Mr. McKIE
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether it is proposed to take any action to relieve Income Tax payers in this country who are held liable by the Inland Revenue authorities on all income arising from sources abroad, whether remitted or not, the blocking of currency from foreign States pressing heavily on many people in this country who are obliged to meet their Income Tax claims from slender reserves of capital?
§ Mr. W. S. MORRISON
My right hon. Friend does not consider that any action 1313 such as my hon. Friend suggests is called for. In the type of case which he has in mind, reasonable arrangements for payment are made if the taxpayer is genuinely unable to pay the tax at the proper time.
In view of the fact that many cases have been brought to my notice of people who have been quite unable to meet their liabilities, will the Financial Secretary convey to his right hon. Friend the necessity of giving careful consideration to this matter?
§ Mr. MORRISON
If my hon. Friend has any particular case in mind in which proper treatment has not been meted out and will bring it to my notice, I shall be glad to inquire into it.