HC Deb 06 December 1926 vol 200 cc1663-4

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the total receipts and the repayments of Excess Profits Duty and munitions saving since 31st March, 1926, and the estimated gross and net arrears now outstanding?


The approximate gross receipt of Excess Profits Duty (including Munitions Levy) for the period from 1st April, 1926, to 30th November, 1926, was £4,544,000, and repayments during the same period amounted to 23,540,0.10, leaving a net receipt of £1,004,000. It is estimated that the total amount of duty in assessment but not paid is in the neighbourhood of £100,000,000; of this amount, however, very large sums are subject to adjustment on appeal or otherwise, and the duty to be ultimately received by the Exchequer will therefore fall far short of the nominal amount in assessment.