HC Deb 14 March 1939 vol 345 c216
54. Mr. Bellenger

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will state the source of income of the 10 additional millionaires whose income, as stated in the report of the Commissioners of Inland Revenue for the year ended 31st March, 1938, exceeded £40,000?

Sir J. Simon

No, Sir, this would be entirely contrary to long-established practice.

Mr. Bellenger

Will the right hon. Gentleman reconsider his decision? Is he not aware that there are a large number of taxpayers who have not an income of £40,000 who would be interested to know the methods by which these huge incomes are made?

Mr. James Griffiths

Can the right hon. Gentleman assure us that they are not coal miners?

Mr. Tinker

Will the right hon. Gentleman not ask these people to give him some of this money, so that we can increase old age pensions?