§ 14. Mr. PRETYMAN
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will specify the test case now sub judice which raises the question whether brine is subject to Mineral Rights Duty?
§ The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER (Mr. Lloyd George)
This question arises in relation to several undertakings from which it is proposed to select, by arrangement with the Salt Union, one or more representative cases on which to secure the decision of the Courts.
§ Mr. PRETYMAN
Does the right hon. Gentleman recollect giving an answer more than twelve months ago to the effect that this question of Mineral Rights Duty on brine was then sub judice? What steps have been taken in the twelve months to bring that issue to the test?
§ Mr. LLOYD GEORGE
The information I have is the information I have conveyed now. Arrangements have been made to secure the decision of the Courts upon the question.