Stamp Duties.

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance. – in the House of Commons on 18th February 1932.

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Photo of Mr Gordon Hall Caine Mr Gordon Hall Caine , Dorset Eastern

69.

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether, in view of the size of the amounts remitted in respect of Stamp Duties payable on Royal Warrants, letters patent and dockets conferring baronies, as set out in the Command Paper just issued, he can state the reasons why these sums have been remitted and have to be paid for by the taxpayer?

Photo of Mr Walter Elliot Mr Walter Elliot , Glasgow Kelvingrove

It is the normal practice to remit fees chargeable on documents conferring baronies on distinguished public servants and in cases where advancement to the peerage serves the public interest by providing for the due discharge of the responsibility of Government to Parliament.