§ MR. MONTAGU (Tower Hamlets, Whitechapel)
I beg to ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he can state the amount received during the years ending 31st December, 1890 and 1891, respectively, on account of the 1s, per cent stamps on bonds and shares to bearer; and whether he intends to continue this stamp duty, considering the trouble and disadvantage involved in affixing year after year adhesive stamps upon such international securities?
§ THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER (Mr. GOSCHEN,) St. George's, Hanover Square
The amount received on account of the 1s. per cent duty on bonds and shares to bearer was, during the year ended 31st December, 1890, £94,608, and during the year ended 31st December, 1891, £72,988. With regard to the second part of the hon. Member's, question, I must ask him to remember that no questions relating to intentions can be answered in the weeks preceding the Budget.