§ Mr. SUGDEN
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the Co-operative Wholesale Society has become entitled to a sum of over £700,000 by way of repayment of Excess Profits Duty under Section 38 (3) of the Finance (No. 2) Act, 1915; and does he now therefore-agree to relieve these working-class thrift organisations of this unfruitful method of taxation?
As regards the first part of the question, I would remind the hon. Member that the Commissioners of Inland Revenue are precluded by statute from disclosing information relating to the taxation of particular taxpayers. As regards the future of Excess Profits taxation, I can add nothing to the statement made by mo in the summer.