HC Deb 31 July 1912 vol 41 cc2032-3

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the public are being put to inconvenience by being unable to authoritatively ascertain when no Increment Value Duties are due on transactions in land, and by the delay in obtaining statements when any Increment Value Duties are due or claimed; can he state how many occasions have arisen out of the following transactions which have recently occurred in connection with four shops, known as Nos. 2, 4, 5, and 7, Royal Parade, Golders Green, namely, four leases of over fourteen years, sale of free-hold of one shop and assignment of one lease of over fourteen years, the first of such transactions being in September, 1910; and can he say when the valuer will deal with these matters?


As to the first part of the question I would refer the hon. Member to the answer which I gave on Monday to a similar question put by the hon. Member for Monmouth on the subject of delay in assessing Increment Value Duty on death occasions. With regard to the remainder of the question, I am informed that the valuation of the part of Hendon Parish concerned has not yet been commenced, but that it is hoped to commence it at an early date.