HC Deb 19 July 1909 vol 8 c22

asked whether Estate Duty is now being demanded and paid at the higher rates proposed in the Finance Bill; and whether there is any precedent for the alteration of the rates of duty, other than those relating to Customs and Excise, before the Finance Bill has passed into law?


I may refer the hon. Member to my answer on the 8th instant to a similar question by the hon. Member for Windsor. A similar course was pursued in regard to the alteration of the Estate Duties effected by the Finance Act, 1907.