§ MR. J. AIRD
I beg to ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether, having regard to the increased payment now made for death duties, wills, in respect of details, can, where desired by the family, be held for the use of the Department only, not for publication in the newspapers.
§ *THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY TO THE TREASURY (Sir JOHN HIBBERT, Oldham)
, in the absence of THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER: No details of wills are published in the newspapers by any Department under the control of the Chancellor of the Exchequer. The hon. Member is aware that wills are open to public inspection on the payment of a fee. This matter is under the control of the Probate Court.