HC Deb 07 May 1885 vol 297 c1854

asked Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Whether the Stamp Duty of 10 per cent. upon bonds to bearer is to be levied upon all existing bonds to bearer of Foreign States, the coupons of which are paid in London; and, if so, how this Stamp Duty is to be levied in the case of bonds the interest of which is paid, either in England or abroad, at the option of the holder?


The rate in question is 10s., or one-half per cent, not 10 per cent. It will not apply to existing bonds of the nature referred to.