HC Deb 30 May 1911 vol 26 c894

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the Excise authorities have declined to repay three-quarters of the Licence Duty paid in October, 1910, on the "White Hart Inn," Newington, Kent, which was closed on 31st December, 1910, under the provisions of the Licensing Act, 1904, owing to redundancy; and, if so, whether he will take steps for the repayment of this amount of the duty to the late tenant of the inn?


The Board of Customs and Excise have not felt justified in repaying more than a half-year's duty, but they recognise that the circumstances of the case are exceptional, and they are making further inquiries.