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CHAR 2/41 Public and Political: General: Land values: Notes and papers.

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CHAR 2/41/1

Letter from Robert Chalmers [Assistant Secretary at the Treasury] (19 Earl's Terrace, Kensington, [London]) to WSC answering WSC's queries about the taxation of agricultural land, the qualification for old age pensions of those in receipt of poor relief, and rate relief.

25 Jul 1909
CHAR 2/41/2-3

Report on the large increase in the income of local landowners (unearned by them) arising from the development of the coalfield in the Aber Valley near Caerphilly [Glamorgan, Wales], and the exemption of this income from local taxation, which the Budget seeks to remedy. Annotated typescript.

CHAR 2/41/4-5

Report on the large royalties and increase in land values benefitting 1st Lord Plymouth, the owner of the land on which the Barry Dock near Cardiff [Wales] has been built, and the intention in the Budget to tax this unearned income. Typescript.

CHAR 2/41/6-9

Report on the large ground rents and royalties received by landowners as a result of the development of the coalfield in the Rhondda Valley [Glamorgan, Wales]. Annotated typescript.

CHAR 2/41/10-13

Letter from [WSC] to David Lloyd George arguing that landowners should be given the option of paying death duties in land. Typescript copy.

13 Aug 1909
CHAR 2/41/14-17

Notes by Crompton Llewelyn Davies on duties on minerals and on a call at the annual conference of the Scottish miners for the taxation of coal royalties received by landowners.

09 Jul 1909
CHAR 2/41/18-19

Notes [by Crompton Llewelyn Davies] on the burden of royalties on the mining industry.

[Jul 1909]
CHAR 2/41/20

Notes [by Crompton Llewelyn Davies] showing that wages of the entire stoke-hole crew of the "Lusitania" for two Atlantic crossings amount to less than the royalties received by the landowner for the coal consumed on the voyages.

[Jul 1909]
CHAR 2/41/21-24

Notes [by Crompton Llewelyn Davies] on evidence taken before the Royal Commission on Mining Royalties of 1893 showing that royalties led to the depression of wages and the closing of collieries.

[Jul 1909]
CHAR 2/41/25-32

Notes [by Crompton Llewelyn Davies] on bills for the taxation of land values considered by Parliament between 1902 and 1908.

[Jul 1909]
CHAR 2/41/33

Extract from the speech in 1903 of Thomas Shaw (later Lord Shaw) on Thomas Macnamara's Land Values Bill giving examples of inflated prices of land used for public works in Edinburgh [Scotland]. Annotated typescript.

CHAR 2/41/34-35

Memorandum refuting the assertion of Lord Milner [earlier Sir Alfred Milner] in the House of Lords [in the debate on the Budget] that the amounts assessed to estate duty in the last ten years showed that capital accumulation had practically stagnated. Annotated typescript.

CHAR 2/41/36-37

Memorandum responding to Lord Revelstoke's statement [during the House of Lords debate on the Budget] that the value of securities had declined over the previous three years by showing that the fall had taken place before the Budget. Annotated typescript.

CHAR 2/41/38-42

Statement by Edgar Harper [statistical officer of the London County Council] of the case for the taxation of mineral royalties.

05 Aug 1909
CHAR 2/41/43-44

Memorandum on the royalties paid on coal and iron ore in Durham and the North Riding of Yorkshire. Typescript.

CHAR 2/41/45-47

Memorandum by Edgar Harper [statistical officer of the London County Council] arguing that a uniform rate on land values is preferable to a uniform tax. Typescript annotated by [?Sydney Buxton, later Lord Buxton, that the issue is best not dealt with during the election].

30 Jul 1912
CHAR 2/41/48-50

Memorandum on land in Manchester owned by 17th Lord Derby which is being used for brick works and is thus unavailable for development. Typescript.

CHAR 2/41/51

List of Dukes showing the acreages of land owned by each. Annotated typescript.