HC Deb 13 January 1913 vol 46 cc1648-9

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he is aware that, owing to recent legislation, naval pensioners entitled to an ordinary pension; and a pension for injuries are required to take their instalments in separate sums, a procedure which necessitates paying a 1d. stamp for each amount, whereas under the old regime they only paid 1d. for the one amount; and whether he can see his way so to arrange matters that the naval pensioner is not compelled to contribute out of his pension an additional sum of 1s. a year to the Exchequer?


Receipts given by naval pensioners are exempt from Stamp Duty under the provisions of the First Schedule of the Stamp Act, 1891. The hon. Member probably has in mind certain civilian pensioners who are in receipt both of pensions for service and allowances for injury, payable at the dockyards, and who, owing to a recent rearrangement of the Votes of the Public Service for Civil pensions, have in certain cases been required to give two receipts. Steps are being taken to ensure that in future only one stamp will be required to be affixed.

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