HC Deb 05 April 1883 vol 277 cc1501-2

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury, Whether it be the fact that numerous memorials have been received from the Committee of Lloyds' and others from time to time, during the last ten years, praying for reduction or repeal of the Stamp Duty on policies of marine insurance; if these have been frequently referred to the Commissioners of Inland Revenue for their opinion; and, if they have reported in favour of reduction or repeal?


It is the fact that this question has been steadily pressed on the attention of the Government by the Committee of Lloyds' and other Bodies, and Memorials to that effect have been referred in the usual manner to the Board of Inland Revenue. But as the responsibility for changes of taxation rests with the Government, and not with the Board, it would be impossible that the recommendations of the latter should be published.