§ 64. Lieut.-Colonel POWNALL
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the number of documents stamped with the particulars-delivered stamp in the first 11 months of the financial year ending 31st March, 1922; and what is the annual 1964 cost of the Inland Revenue staff in connection with Section 4 of the Finance (1909–10) Act, 1910, as amended by the Finance Act, 1920?
§ Sir R. HORNE
Exclusive of Scotland and Ireland the number of document? stamped in the 11 months referred to was 320,000. The annual cost of the staff employed in the work in question is approximately £6,000.
§ Lieut.-Colonel POWNALL
Is it absolutely essential that these 320,000 documents should be stamped in this way?