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New Clause—(Option As To Payment Of Estate Duty In Certain Cases)

Volume 155: debated on Wednesday 28 June 1922

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Where any land or chatels settled by Act of Parliament or Royal Grant pass on the death of any person any Estate Duty payable in respect thereof, or of any interest therein, under Sub-section (5) of Section five of the Finance Act, 1894, may, at the option of the person authorised or required to pay the same and notwithstanding anything in the said Section or in the Act of Parliament or Royal Grant settling the said land or chattels, he treated as a charge on and be raised and paid out of the corpus of such land or chattels, and the provisions of Section nine of the Finance Act, 1894, dealing with the charge of Estate Duty and the facilities for raising that duty shall apply.
The option given by this Section shall be exercisable in any case in which Estate Duty in respect of such land or chattels, or any interest therein, to which Sub-section (5) of Section five of the Finance Act, 1894, applies, is unpaid at the date of the passing of this Act, irrespective of the date of the death which gave rise to the claim for that duty.—[Sir R. Horne.]

Brought up, and read the First time.

I beg to move "That the Clause be read a Second time."

I agreed with the hon. Members who put down this Clause that I would accept it. Both the hon. Members responsible for the Clause were absent at the time it was called, but it was clearly a matter upon which the Committee was agreed, and, accordingly, I move it now.

Question put, and agreed to.

Clause read a Second time, and added to the Bill.