HC Deb 16 October 1912 vol 42 c1237W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has been consulted with regard to a proposal by the Inland Revenue authorities to centralise in Edinburgh the collection of Death Duties for all Scotland, and thereby to abolish the Glasgow office so far as that purpose is concerned; and, if so, whether he gave consideration to the loss and inconvenience which will thereby be caused to the legal profession in the West of Scotland who have hitherto gone to the Glasgow office for forms and advice; and can he give the relative amounts of Death Duties collected in Glasgow and Edinburgh for the last five years?


The amounts of Death Duties paid in Scotland for the last five years, and the amounts (parts thereof) lodged at the Glasgow office, for account to Edinburgh, are as follows:—

Scotland. Glasgow.
1907–8 £1,847,018 £655,909
1908–9 2,110,817 801,157
1909–10 1,869,283 540,605
1910–11 2,568,231 633,701
1911–12 2,701,726 878,902