Revenue Stamping Office, Bristol.

Oral Answers to Questions — Government Departments. – in the House of Commons on 6th April 1927.

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Photo of Colonel Herbert Woodcock Colonel Herbert Woodcock , Liverpool Everton

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware that the head revenue office for stamping documents, situated in Baldwin Street, Bristol, is closed between the hours of one o'clock and two o'clock, thus causing considerable inconvenience to business houses; and, in view of the fact that the office hours are only between the hours of ten o'clock and four o'clock, whether he can re-arrange the hours of duties of the assistants so that the office may be open for the full period?

Photo of Mr Ronald McNeill Mr Ronald McNeill , Canterbury

I regret that it is not possible, consistently with economy, to provide more than one officer qualified to assess the stamp duty on documents presented for stamping. So long as the volume of work continues to justify only one such officer, I trust that business houses in Bristol will bear with the inconvenience of midday closing.