HC Deb 07 February 1913 vol 48 cc225-6W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether there have been any cases where advantage has been taken of Section 56 (1) of the Finance (1909–10) Act, 1910, which permits the Treasury to accept in lieu of the whole or any part of any estate, settlement, or succession duties such part of the property as may be agreed upon; if so, can he give particulars; and whether any applications under the Section have been made and refused?


There have been forty-five applications under the Section to which reference is made. In thirty-six of these cases the property offered was not suited to the requirements of any public Department or authority, and the remaining nine cases are still under consideration.