§ 86. Mr. JOYNSON-HICKS
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what was the total import of petrol spirit for the last twelve months of which he has a record, apart from that used for Government purposes, and of this how much paid tax at commercial rates and how much at private rates?
§ The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER (Mr. McKenna)
The total import of petrol spirit into the United Kingdom in the twelve months ended 31st May, 1916, was 144,000,000 gallons. The quantity imported apart from that used for Government purposes cannot be stated. The quantities on which duty was paid in the same period were:
Gallons. At commercial rates 48,500,000 At private rates 65,100,000 Total amount on which duty paid 113,600,000