§ MR. COURTHOPE
I beg to ask the Postmaster-General what was the average revenue derived annually from the issue of Inland Revenue adhesive stamps.
§ THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY (Mr. RUNCIMAN,) Dewsbury
The amounts paid over to this Department by the Post Office as the estimated revenue for the United Kingdom, derived from the issue of Inland Revenue adhesive stamps for the three years ending 31st March, 1908, are as follows: Unified stamps at 1d.: 1905–6, £543,000; 1906–7, £547,000; 1907–8 £551,000. Unified stamps above 1d.: 1905–6, £34,800; 1906–7, £35,520; 1907–8, £36,240. Increased amounts of £4,000 for Unified stamps at 1d. and of £720 for those above 1d. are paid over each year by the Post Office.