HC Deb 23 February 1911 vol 21 cc2064-5

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if the provisions of the Transvaal Estate Duty Act, 1909, had been brought to his attention; and if he had received any memorials with reference to this Act and the question whether its provisions were ultra vires and in conflict with the English law and the practice of the courts?

The SECRETARY of STATE for the COLONIES (Mr. Harcourt)

Yes, Sir, complaint of the kind referred to has been made to the Colonial Office. The question of double Death Duties is one of the subjects proposed by the Union Government for discussion at the Conference.


Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether this particular question will be brought up; there is great feeling among the public in regard to it?


Any question suggested by any of the Dominions for discussion will be considered.