HC Deb 27 April 1904 vol 133 cc1289-90

To ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will state what sum of money has been received by His Majesty's Exchequer in each year since the 18th April, 1890, in respect of the local taxation (Customs and Excise) duties levied by Sections 6 and 7 of the Customs and Inland Revenue Act, 1890, specifying the amounts of the annual division of those duties between England, Scotland, and Ireland, respectively.

(Answered by Mr. Austen Chamberlain.) The duties to which the hon. Member refers are not received into the Exchequer but are paid over by the collecting Departments direct to the local taxation accounts. Full particulars of the amounts collected under each head of duty and of the amounts allocated to the respective local taxation accounts are given annually in the finance accounts. The latest figures will be found on pp. 106 and 107 of the Finance Accounts for 1902–3.

if he will state the yield for the year 1903–4 of each direct and indirect tax separately in such a way as to indicate the method of classification.

(Answered by Mr. Austen Chamberlain.) Approximate net receipts in 1903–4 (including local taxation revenue, but excluding the proceeds of the coal duty):—