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Robert Newton Alleged
To Owe £47,000
LONDON,, Sept. 24. The Assistant Official Re- ceiver, Mr. G. F. Morris, to-day said he had been informed that British film star Robert Newton owed £46,300 in income-tax.
Newton is at present in Australia making the film "Long John Silver.."
. Mr. Morrris was addressing a creditors' meeting in Lon- don.
On the application of the only creditor present, a repre- sentative of Inland Revenue, it was resolved to make an application for Newton to be declared bankrupt.
Mr. Morris said that New- ton's solicitors told him of thc alleged income-tax debt and of £700 allegedly owed to various small creditors, in- cluding £300 to bookmakers.
Mr. Morris said that New-, ton was a man "who can and does earn quite a lot pf money."
lt might be in his powers to pay the English debts in full..
Newton was in Australia and it had been impossible to get a statement of affairs.