Oral Answers to Questions — County Courts (Stamped Receipts).

– in the House of Commons on 16th March 1926.

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Photo of Mr Ellis Nuttall Mr Ellis Nuttall , Birkenhead West


asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his attention has been called to the practice of the County Courts of requiring a stamped receipt in respect of every sum of £2 or upwards paid out of court to a suitor, even if several such payments are made to the same suitor at the same time; and if he can see his way to arrange for any moneys received through the County Courts to be exempt from stamp duty in view of the heavy poundage charged for the entering of plaints and on the signing of judgment?

Photo of Mr Ronald McNeill Mr Ronald McNeill , Canterbury

There is no exemption from the obligation to stamp receipts for sums of £2 or more in favour of receipts for sums recovered by a suitor in a County Court, and I am unable to agree that receipts should be exempted from Stamp Duty merely because the money has been recovered through a County Court.