Oral Answers to Questions — Articled Clerks (Navy and Army).

– in the House of Commons on 3rd June 1919.

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Photo of Mr Edmund Turton Mr Edmund Turton , Thirsk and Malton

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his attention has been called to the case of articled clerks who joined the Navy and Army during the currency of their articles and have now decided to adopt the Navy or Army as a profession; and whether in such cases he will repay to such persons an amount of the Stamp Duty of £85 paid by them on their articles proportionate to the unexpired period?

Mr. CHAMBERLAIN:

I will consider the hon. Member's suggestion, and give him a definite answer after Whitsuntide if he will then repeat his question.

Photo of Mr Edmund Turton Mr Edmund Turton , Thirsk and Malton

May I ask if that will include members of the Royal Air Force?

Mr. CHAMBERLAIN:

Obviously it would be necessary to include them. I do not want to prejudge the decision, but the narrowest class, if it is given at all, will be those in the fighting forces. We may have to consider those who joined the Civil Service as well as those who came into the public services of the State.