HC Deb 13 July 1904 vol 137 c1466
MR. LOUGH Islington, W.)

To ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the total amount of revenue derived by the Customs from the charge of 5s. additional per £100 of duty paid on dutiable goods removed from a Customs warehouse, and what amount of the total sum was realised from each article in the financial year ending the 31st March, 1904.

(Answered by Mr. Austen Chamberlain.) The total amount derived by the Customs in the financial year 1903–4 from the statutory charge of 5s. per £100 of duty paid on goods cleared from Customs warehouses was £30,797, made up as follows, viz.:—

On chicory, cocoa, and coffee 793
On dried fruit 876
On spirits, foreign 8,218
On tea 16,259
On wine 1,774
On sugar, etc. 2,877
Total £30,797

NOTE.—These amounts do not include the charge on Customs goods cleared from Excise warehouses (which are not referred to the Question), nor do they include £14,151 derived from the similar statutory charge of 2s. 6d. per cent, on tobacco.