§ 51. Mr. Lewis
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his attention has been called to the recent legislation in the Argentine for the purpose of checking tax evasion in the case of bearer securities; and whether he will consider whether the adoption of similar devices in this country would be calculated to increase the yield from Surtax?
§ Sir J. Simon
I am aware of the Argentine legislation to which my hon. Friend refers. I do not think that in this country it would be practicable to adopt the Argentine system, but my hon. Friend will find that in the Finance Bill I am proposing a provision to enable the Revenue authorities to obtain certain information at the source in relation to the ownership of bearer securities.