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Government Annuities

Volume 65: debated on Thursday 30 July 1914

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has received any petition or correspondence relative to the grievance of Mrs. Laura Marshall who, several years previous to the passing of the Finance (1909–10) Act, 1910, invested practically all she possessed in the purchase of two Government annuities, one for £17 in her own name and one for £12 in the name of her daughter, Miss Laura Marshall; whether he is aware that, owing to the illness of another daughter, Mrs. Marshall went to reside in Canada in the year 1909, and that subsequently, under Section 71 of the Act referred to, has received her annuities less Income Tax at 1s. 2d. in the £; and whether he can suggest any way of meeting such special cases?

I am aware of the facts of this case, but I fear I do not see my way to extend the exceptions contained in the proviso to Section 71 (1).