§ Viscount SANDON
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he can give figures for 1900, 1905, 1910, 1914 and each post-War year as to the total numbers of Income Tax-paying persons, with the percentage in each case, of the total population and of the total adult population, and with the percentage of increase or decrease in each case?
My Noble Friend will find in Table 68 of the 64th Report (Command Paper No. 1436) and Table 50 of the 71st Report (Command Paper No. 3176) of the Commissioners of Inland Revenue estimates of the numbers of individuals who paid Income Tax in the years 1913 to 1927. No information is available for the earlier years mentioned. It will be observed that the estimates published in the Inland Revenue Reports include the whole of Ireland for years prior to 1922. As regards the latter part of the question, I can only refer my Noble Friend to the general statistics of population.