asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer for what purpose the form I.V.D. (B) is now being used; whether it causes parties who have deeds stamped at Somerset House a great deal of unnecessary expense and delay; whether the examination and filling of these forms involves the keeping of an unnecessary staff at Somerset House; and whether he can see his way to abolish the whole of this cumbrous procedure?
As regards the first two parts of the question, I would refer the hon. Member to the reply I gave to the hon. Member for Thornbury (Mr. Rendall) on the 3rd of May last. I am causing a copy of that reply to be sent to him. As stated in my reply of the 17th February to the right hon. Member for Hammersmith, South (Sir W. Bull), I am not prepared to propose the repeal of the statutory provisions under which particulars of sales and leases of land have to be furnished to the Commissioners of Inland Revenue.