HC Deb 06 May 1924 vol 173 cc240-1W

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether his attention has been called to the circumstances under which Major Fearnley Anderson and Major Norman C. Ord, both of the Seaforth Highlanders, were killed by enemy tribesmen on the North-West frontier of India on 8th April, 1923; and whether, in view of those circumstances, it is proposed to remit the death duties applicable in the case of their respective estates?


The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative, but I regret that I am not prepared to recommend an alteration of the law with a view to the remissions proposed in the second part of the question.