§ SIR EDWARD BUXTON
said, be wished to ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what number of Penny Bill and Receipt Stamps were issued during the last financial year? Also, what number have been issued during each year since the penny stamp had been adopted?
THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER
said, the questions were of a nature which ought rather to form the subject of a Motion for Returns than of an inquiry addressed to a Minister. In reply to the first question he might, however, state that 660,000 penny bill stamps and about 73,400,000 receipt and check stamps had been issued during the last financial year. As the hon. Gentleman had not given him notice of the other question which he had put, he was not, he regretted to say, in a position to give the House the information which they might desire to hare upon the subject.