§ 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 353W 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.