HC Deb 06 July 1971 vol 820 cc352-3W
Mr. Jopling

asked the Minister of State for Defence when prize money or wages were last distributed which qualified for stamp duty in respect of a letter or power of attorney, and commission, factory, mandate or other instrument by any petty officer, seamen, marine, or soldier serving as a marine, or his representatives for receiving such prize money; and how many people were concerned in this case.

Mr. Kirk

Provision was made in Section 16 of the Naval Agency and Distribution Act, 1864, to exempt distribution of prize money from stamp duty. I regret it would take a disproportionate amount of work and time to ascertain the last occasion on which stamp duty was paid on prize money and the numbers of personnel concerned.