Mr. DUNDAS WHITE
asked the Secretary to the Treasury what were the amounts paid by the Commissioners of Inland Revenue to make up the deficiencies 1454W caused by the partial exemption from local rating of agricultural land in England under the Agricultural Rates Act, 1896, of agricultural land in Scotland under the Agricultural Rates, etc. (Scotland), Act, 1896, and of tithe rent-charge attached to a benefice under the Tithe Rent-charge (Rates) Act, 1899, respectively, for each financial year since these Acts came into operation and in the aggregate; and what are the estimated amounts which will be payable under each of these Acts during the present financial year?
§ Mr. MONTAGU
The information asked for is as regards past years contained in the published Reports of the Commissioners of Inland Revenue. The figures for eleven years (1904–05 to 1914–15 inclusive) are given on page 159 of the Report for 1914–15—Table 162, columns 7 and 8. For the current year it is estimated that the amount payable under the Tithe Rent-Charge (Rates) Act, 1899, will be £180,000. As regards the amounts for the current year payable respectively under the Agricultural Rates Act, 1896, and the Agricultural Rates, etc. (Scotland) Act, 1896, I have no available information.