HC Deb 30 April 1863 vol 170 c989

said, he would beg to ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Whether he will state the amount, or computed amount, of revenue which has been derived from stamps on delivery orders?


, in reply, said, he was not prepared to give any answer to his hon. Friend which was worthy the name of an estimate. He could" only give a conjecture as to the amount received. One or two other duties, which made use of the same stamp, were imposed with the stamp on the delivery orders; and it was only by deducting the probable amount of those other stamp duties that any attempt at forming an estimate could be made. The sum which was probably realized under the head of stamps on delivery orders was £40,000.