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Special Contribution

Volume 465: debated on Tuesday 24 May 1949

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer why the clerk to the Special Commissioners, Ditton, Surrey, has not replied to letters sent to him on 29th March, 14th April and 5th May, 1949, requesting refund of £145 10s. which, it was agreed, had been paid in excess of what was due under the Special Contribution levied by the Finance Act, 1948, from a taxpayer of whose name he has been informed; and will he arrange for the money to be repaid forthwith and instruct the clerk to the Special Commissioners to treat his correspondents with greater courtesy.

I am writing to the hon. Member concerning this case. I very much regret that there was failure on the part of the Special Commissioners' office to reply to the taxpayer's letter. I understand that the repayment due to him has now been made.