§ SIR W. HART DYKE (Kent, Dartford)
I beg to ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware that death duties have been charged and paid upon licensed property valued at from nineteen to twenty-five years' purchase upon the gross estimated rental, and that a few weeks afterwards notice has been given to surrender some of the very licences upon which the said duty had just been charged; and whether he can suggest any remedy for such a state of affairs.
§ MR. RITCHIE
The Estate Duty Office has no knowledge of any such cases as the right hon. Member refers to. But, if he will furnish particulars, inquiry shall be made.