§ MR. CATHCART WASON (Orkney and Shetland)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether his remonstrances with the New Zealand Government against their action in not refunding a large sum which was paid by mistake in New Zealand, being legally and properly chargeable in this country, have had any affect; and, if not, if he is in a position to take any further action.
§ MR. LYTTELTON
The New Zealand Government are of opinion that the estate duty to which the hon. Member refers was properly charged and collected in the colony, and have hitherto declined to adopt legislation for the purpose of obviating future difficulties of the same kind. I am, however, communicating-again with the New Zealand Government on the subject.