HC Deb 18 July 1929 vol 230 cc660-1W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, in view of his expressed intention of embodying in his Finance Bill for 1930, with retrospective operation, an addition to Section 55 (a) (1) of the Finance Act, 1927, affording relief from Capital Duty in cases where relief has already been allowed under previous amalgamations, he will instruct the Inland Revenue Authorities that pending the passing of the next Finance Act Capital Duty should not be collected in respect of any case which may eventually be covered by the proposed additional relief?


I have no power to instruct the Commissioners of Inland Revenue to refrain from collecting duty which is payable by law.