HC Deb 18 May 1914 vol 62 c1603W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the amounts paid in each of the financial years 1910–11, 1911–12, 1912–13, and 1913–14, in respect to Stamp Duties on settlements, distinguishing, if possible, between settlements of real property and personal property, respectively?


The duty comprised under the head "Settlement" in the Stamp Act, 1891, is only chargeable on "moneys, stocks, and securities," and the net receipt of that duty for the years mentioned was:—

1910–11 59,839
1911–12 56,119
1912–13 55,859
1913–14 (approximately) 64,500
Other Settlements, whether of real or personal property, may fall under different heads of charge—according as they are voluntary or founded on valuable consideration—but the yield of duty under those heads in respect of such Settlements cannot be distinguished.