HC Deb 02 September 1909 vol 10 cc547-8

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware that in Ireland all legacies to hospitals and other charities are exempt from Legacy Duty; and whether, in view of the increasing difficulty of finding money to manage hospitals, he will insert in the Finance Bill a provision extending this exemption to Great Britain?


The answer to the first part of my hon. Friend's question is in the affirmative. My right hon. Friend regrets that he cannot see his way to accept the suggestion contained in the latter part of the question.