§ MR. J.W. MACLURE (Lancashire, Stretford)
I beg to ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will instruct the officials at Somerset House not to claim any extra Income Tax or other taxes from permanent residents in London or in the country generally for seats let by them on the occasion of the joyous celebration of Her Most Gracious Majesty's 60 years' reign?
§ THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER (Sir MICHAEL HICKS BEACH,) Bristol, W.
I cannot instruct the Inland Revenue authorities to abstain from claiming from a particular class of taxpayers any duties which may be legally due from them.
§ MR. HARRY FOSTER (Suffolk, Lowestoft)
I beg to ask the First Commissioner of Works if any provision has been made in the proposed erection of stands on the occasion of Her Majesty's Diamond Jubilee for the commissioned officers of the Army, including veteran officers who served in the Crimea and the Indian Mutiny?
§ THE FIRST COMMISSIONER OF WORKS (Mr. AKERS-DOUGLAS,) Kent, St. Augustine's
Stands will be erected on the occasion of Her Majesty's Jubilee for officers both of the Army and Navy. The distribution of tickets will be in the hands of the War Office and Admiralty respectively.
CAPTAIN PHILLPOTTS (Devon, Torquay)
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Admiralty whether it is intended that Her Majesty's Naval and Marine Forces should be represented on the occasion of the Jubilee celebrations by detachments from those forces forming part of the procession to and from St. Paul's Cathedral?
§ THE FIRST LORD OF THE ADMIRALTY (Mr. GOSCHEN,) St. George's, Hanover Square
It has been settled, as I understand, that the procession on the day of the Jubilee celebration is to be confined exclusively to mounted men, so that the Bluejackets and Marines who will represent the Navy on the occasion 10 will not be included in the actual procession; but, as the Bluejackets will be distributed over different parts of the route, and will be marched to their stations along the route in strong contingents, as much opportunity as possible will be given to the spectators to see them march past.