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Tithe Redemption Commission

Volume 345: debated on Thursday 30 March 1939

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asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether he can state the number of cases which have been before the Tithe Redemption Commission; the total amount of arrears involved; and the total sum which has been recommended for remission?

The number of notices served upon the Tithe Redemption Commission requiring reference to the Arrears Investigation Committee is 4,130, relating to arrears of tithe rent charge totalling £130,438. Directions have been given by the committee in 3,912 cases, involving arrears amounting to £121,261, Remission has been directed in 1,546 of these cases, the amounts remitted being in all £24,824, in respect of a total of £69,909. In 830 of these cases, the committee further directed that the arrears should be recovered by instalments: they gave similar directions in 603 cases, relating to £18,873, where there has been no remission.