§ MR. LAYLAND-BARRATT (Devonshire, Torquay)
I beg to ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, in cases where penalties under 42 George 3, c. 59, for selling medicines without affixing the stamps in payment of duty required under that Act, are not recovered by process of law, but are claimed by, and paid direct to the Inland Revenue authorities, the informer is entitled to any portion of such penalties; and if so, to what portion; and whether, if the informer is a Government official, he is entitled to a similar, or any portion of the penalties.
§ Sir M. HICKS BEACH
The Board of Inland Revenue are empowered to grant rewards to informers, whether Government officials, or otherwise, in cases of the kind referred to. The amount awarded to the informer depends upon the circumstances of each individual case.