HC Deb 13 November 1957 vol 577 cc58-9W
Mr. Iremonger

asked the Secretary to the Treasury if he will take steps to inform the public that the Stamp Act, 1891, remains in force notwithstanding the coming into force of the Cheques Act, 1957; and that a person who pays a sum of £2 or over by cheque or otherwise retains his right under the Stamp Act to a duly stamped receipt, and that a payee who refuses a request for such a receipt is liable to a fine of £10 under Section 103 of that Act.

Mr. Powell

The position is as slated by the hon. Member. No doubt this Question and Answer, and my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer's replies on 12th November to my hon. Friends the Members for Berwick and East Lothian (Sir W. Anstruther-Gray) and for South Angus (Sir J. Duncan) will draw attention to the facts.