asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the amounts paid in Income Tax by local authorities in Great Britain during the financial years 1930–31, and the latest year for which figures are available; and the amounts paid by trading and non-trading departments, separately, for the same two years?
This information is not available, as the statistics collected do not distinguish the amount of tax paid by any particular group of taxpayers.
Could not more adequate information be secured?
I will make inquiries, if the hon. Gentleman wishes.