HC Deb 21 July 1910 vol 19 c1443

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will consider granting some relief in duty to those free licence holders who are paying, under lease, a heavy rent, and are consequently heavily assessed; and who have no power to pass any part of the duty on to the landlord who obtains the advantage of the licence in increased rent?

The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER (Mr. Lloyd George)

The difficulty is to draw a satisfactory distinction between the different classes of free licence holders, and I am afraid I could not undertake to grant relief in respect of all holders of free licences.