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Inland Revenue—Game Licences

Volume 229: debated on Tuesday 30 May 1876

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Question

asked Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Whether he has taken steps to check the evasion of the Duty on Game Licences among persons in a certain station of life, brought to his notice by the Commissioners of Inland Revenue in their last Annual Report; and, whether he will take steps to protect, in future, the officers of Excise from the indignities and obstructions to which they are now subjected when performing their duty with respect to Game Licences, also brought to notice in the same Report.

in reply, said, the officers of Inland Revenue did all in their power to check evasions of the duty on game licences, and when the offence was committed it was usually on private property. The paragraph in the Report of the Commissioners was inserted with the intention of enabling country gentlemen, magistrates, and others, to assist in carrying into effect the provisions of the law, which assistance, under such circumstances, they could render in a greater degree than the Inland Revenue officers.