§ 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?
§ Mr. COOPER
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 999 say that there is every indication that the duty continues to have the effects which I anticipated.
§ Mr. MARTIN
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?