HC Deb 18 February 1964 vol 689 cc180-1W
Mr. A. Lewis

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the number of cases of persons dying since 1951 and leaving estates entailing death duties at or above £100,000 in which such duties had not been paid by January, 1964.

Mr. Green

I regret that this information is not available.

Mr. A. Lewis

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, without divulging details to identify the persons concerned, he will state why death duties, totalling £365,000, due on an estate where the owner died in 1951, full details of which have been supplied by the hon. Member for West Ham, North, had not been collected by January, 1964.

Mr. Maudling

The hon. Member knows that I cannot ordinarily discuss details of individual cases, but as he has made it clear elsewhere that he is referring to the estate left by the 13th Earl of Home I have been authorised by my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister to say that the duty has been met in full and that the final payment was made over eight and a half years ago.