§ Mr. HORNIMAN
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has considered the request of the National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty that land conveyed by gift or purchase and dedicated to the use of the public and held by the National Trust or any such public body, should be exempt from Stamp Duty under Clause 53, Sub-section (1), of the Finance Bill?
§ Mr. LLOYD-GEORGE
I have considered the communication sent to me by the National Trust, but I regret that I do not see my way to accede to their request for a specific exemption from Stamp Duty under Clause 53 (1) of the Finance Bill. In exceptional cases of established hardship power already exists for granting relief.