§ MR. J. A. PEASE (Northumberland, Tyneside)
I beg to ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what was the total net revenue derived from the Customs duty on tea and tobacco, respectively, in the year ending? 31st March, 1896–97 and 1897–98?
§ THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER
The total net revenue derived from Customs duty on tea in 1896–97 was£3,799,372; in 1897–98, £3,868,207. On tobacco, in 1897–97, £11,018,048, of which £10,196,117 was on unmanufactured tobacco; and in 1897–98, £11,433,909, of which £Which was on unmanufactured tobacco.