§ MR. J. A. M. MACDONALD
I beg to ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware of the great inconvenience and delay occasioned to solicitors and executors by the serious arrear into which the work of the Legacy and Succession Duty Office has fallen; and, if so, whether he proposes to take steps to place the Office on such a footing as will enable it to discharge its duties with punctuality?
§ THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER
I am aware that in the working of the new system certain delays, not of a serious kind, have arisen; but the Department have under consideration what addition to the Staff may be necessary to deal with the increased work.