§ '.—(1) This section applies to an instrument of any of the following descriptions executed in the period beginning with 22nd March 2000 and ending with the day on which this Act is passed—
- (a) an instrument transferring or vesting an estate or interest in land in such circumstances as are mentioned in section 119 (transfer of land to connected company), in a case specified in section (Stamp duty: exceptions from section 119) (excepted cases);
- (b) a conveyance or transfer of an estate or interest in land, or a lease of land, to a qualifying landlord within the meaning of section 129 (transfers to registered social landlords, etc.) from a qualifying transferor within subsection (6)(c), (d), (e), (f) or (h) of that section.
§ (2) If the instrument is not stamped until after the day on which this Act is passed, the law in force at the time of its execution shall be deemed for stamp duty purposes to be that which would have applied if it had been executed after that day.
§ (3) If the Commissioners are satisfied that—
- (a) the instrument was stamped on or before the day on which this Act is passed,
- (b) stamp duty was chargeable in respect of it, and
- (c) had it been stamped after that day no stamp duty, or less stamp duty, would have been chargeable,
§ (4) Any such payment must be claimed before 1st April 2001.
§ (5) Entitlement to a payment is subject to compliance with such conditions as the Commissioners may determine with respect to the production of the instrument, to its being stamped so as to indicate that it has been produced under this section or to other matters.257
§ (6) For the purposes of section 10 of the Exchequer and Audit Departments Act 1866 (Commissioners to deduct repayments from gross revenues) any amount paid under this section shall be treated as a repayment.
§ Brought up, read the First and Second time, and added to the Bill.