HC Deb 21 October 1909 vol 12 c628W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his attention has been drawn to the fact that Clause 73 of the Finance Bill, 1909, as now drafted, may prove a hardship to working men's purchases of the houses in which they live, and which usually cost less than £300 each; and whether he can see his way to modify this Clause so that the Stamp Duties shall remain as they are in the First Schedule to the Stamp Act, 1891, up to £300, and shall be double those specified in that Schedule for all amounts exceeding £300?


I have placed on the Paper an Amendment to Clause 73 of the Finance Bill (as amended in Committee), which will cover the cases alluded to by my hon. Friend.