HC Deb 15 June 1937 vol 325 cc207-8W
Mr. Garro Jones

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many agricultural estates above,£12,500 net value, in the last financial year, were charged reduced Estate Duty under the provisions of Section 23 of the Finance Act, 1925; and by what amount the duty so charged was less

from each of the Humber ports for the four months ended 30th April, 1937, and the comparative figures for 1936 and 1930?

Captain Crookshank

The information is as follows:

than would have been charged at current rates unreduced by the operation of the said Section 23?

Sir J. Simon

The number of estates containing agricultural property on which relief from the current rates of Estate Duty was granted under Section 23 of the Finance Act, 1925, was 1,550. The total relief of duty granted in the last financial year was approximately £400,000.