HC Deb 25 July 1907 vol 179 cc117-8
MR. C. E. PRICE (Edinburgh, Central)

To ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer

Calendar Years.
1902. 1903. 1904. 1905. 1906.
Lbs. Lbs. Lbs. Lbs. Lbs.
Direct from India 4,002,448 3,904,719 8,778,634 10,796,940 12,278,524
Re-exported from the United Kingdom 2,886,445 3,079,514 3,567,419 2,877,885 8,249,985
TOTAL 6,888,893 6,984,233 12,346,053 13,674,825 20,528,509

whether he can state the probable cost of collecting the estimated net revenue of £1,067,265, collected upon wheat and wheat flour imported into the United Kingdom from foreign countries between 15th April, 1902, and 30th June.

(Answered by Mr. Asquith.) The net revenue referred to in the Question (which, as stated in the corrected reply circulated with to-day's Votes, was £1,167,265, not £1,067,265) was collected in conjunction with other Customs duties as a whole, and it is impossible to say what proportion of the total expenditure of the Customs Department should be regarded as attributable to that particular duty.

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