HC Deb 21 April 1913 vol 52 cc40-1

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is now in a position to consider the advisability of introducing legislaton with a view to giving preference to those Dominions which support the Imperial Navy, directly or indirectly, when their loans are issued in this country, and also preference to all the Dominions over foreign countries by the imposition of a small tax, similar to that existing in France and other countries, on foreign loans raised in this country?


Under the existing law there is a preference as regards Stamp Duty in respect of loans issued in this country by Colonial Governments, as compared with loans issued by foreign Governments. No further differentiation would appear advisable.