HC Deb 29 November 1934 vol 295 cc998-9
24. Mr. MARTIN

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what revenue to the latest convenient date he has derived from the tax on heavy oils; and what information he can give of the number of consumers who have turned from oil to coal as a result of the tax?


The revenue from the duty on heavy oils up to 31st October, 1934, was £4,140,000; with regard to the second part of the question, I am not in a position to give statistics, but I may say that there is every indication that the duty continues to have the effects which I anticipated.


Does the hon. Gentleman mean that the Chancellor of the Exchequer reckons that more miners have been put back into work as the result of the tax?