44. Mr. TREVELYAN THOMSON
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the total amount which had been received up to the 31st March, 1923, from all Land Values Duties since 1910, including Mineral Rights Duties and Excess Mineral Rights Duties, the amount refunded, and the cost of the Land Valuation Department attributable to levying and raising those duties during the same period?
§ The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the TREASURY (Sir William Joynson-Hicks)
The gross receipt of all Land Values Duties from their inception to the 31st March, 1923, was £6,765,714, and the amount of repayments during the same 247 period was £913,706, leaving a net receipt of £5,852,008. I regret that the cost of the Valuation Department, attributable to levying these duties cannot be separated from the cost of the other functions of the Department, which it will be remembered include the valuation of property passing on death for the purposes of Estate, etc., Duties, and valuations of property for other Government Departments.
Can the right hon. Gentleman give the costs, including the extraneous duties of this Department?
§ Sir W. JOYNSON-HICKS
I think I can have it for the hon. Member by this afternoon. I have not got it here now.
§ Mr. AUSTEN CHAMBERLAIN
Can the right hon. Gentleman say how much of the receipts is attributable to the Mineral Duties, and how much to the Land Duties; and if he has not the information immediately available, will he be good enougt to circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT?