asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the Agreement of 1926 with Southern Ireland to prevent double taxation will remain in force with the newly-created independent Republic; and what loss of revenue to the British Treasury has resulted from it to date.
The answer to the first part of the Question is "Yes." As to the second part, information is not available but I would remind the hon. Member that the Agreement is a reciprocal one which benefits taxpayers of both countries.
Are there any agreements similar to this with countries which are not still members of the British Commonwealth?
Yes, Sir, we have double taxation agreements with quite a large number of countries not all of which are in the British Commonwealth of Nations.