HC Deb 30 October 1934 vol 293 c26

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the percentage increase or decrease in the quantity of matches on which Excise Duty and Customs Duty, respectively, were payable during the first six months of the present financial year as compared with the corresponding period in the last financial year?

The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER (Mr. Chamberlain)

No calculations of quantities of actual matches are possible. A comparison of the numbers of containers of matches on which duty was payable during the six months ended 30th September, 1934, with that for the corresponding period in 1933 shows the following increases, namely:

Excise 0.83 per cent.
Customs 0.37 per cent.

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