Mr Ronald McNeill: 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.
Cheques (Stamp Duty).
Orders of the Day — Clatuse 48. — (Relief from capital and transfer stamp duty in case of reconstructions or amalgamation of companies.)
Stamp Duties (Cheques).
Oral Answers to Questions — Stamp Duty (Receipts and Vouchers).
Stamp Duties (Receipts).
Stamp Duties (Vouchers).
Oral Answers to Questions — Insurance Policies (Stamp Duties).
Orders of the Day — Stamp and Motor Licence Duties.
Oral Answers to Questions — Stamp Duties (Vouchers).
Clause 42. — (Exemption from Stamp Duty on receipts.)
Oral Answers to Questions — Stamp Duties (Cheques).
Oral Answers to Questions — Stamp Duty (Cheques).
Mr Anthony Eden: Are not investors in foreign industrials exempt from Stamp Duty in this country?
Sir Alfred Beit: 113. asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether he will consider amending the Medicine Stamp Acts with the object of rendering all medicines protected by registered names or trade marks liable to duty, even if they be of a known, admitted, or proved nature?
Mr John Potter: 44. asked the President of the Board of Trade the number of companies, both private and public, registered under the Companies Acts in this country, and the total amount of fees and stamp duties paid in respect thereof for the year 1931; and if he will also state the comparative figures for the years 1930 and 1929?
Mr. W. RUSSELL: 35. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will review for revenue purposes the practice of compounding the 6d. duty on insurance policies under Section 116 of the Stamp Act, 1931, since it produces only an estimated £36,000 for the current year upon the millions of policies and contracts insuring registered readers of newspapers and magazines?