HC Deb 19 March 1900 vol 80 cc1183-4

I beg to ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he proposes to make any change in that part of the Finance Bill which referred to the stamps on brokers' bills.


As my hon. friend is aware, I have received several deputations on this subject, and they undoubtedly have brought before me matters with which I was not previously acquainted. I do not think it would be right, in view of the considerations which have been laid before me, to press the clause in its present form. I shall further consider the matter before Committee in order that I may, if necessary, place another clause on the Paper, and that, of course, would require a preliminary Resolution. The clause as it stands will not be proceeded with.