HC Deb 16 July 1941 vol 373 cc591-2
30. Mr. Sorensen

asked the Undersecretary of State for the Colonies the total yield from the Malayan war tax on incomes and from the export tax on rubber; and the approximate number of Malayan residents earning incomes, respectively, between £576 and £720, £720 and £3,400, and over £3,400?

Mr. George Hall

The estimated total yields from the war tax on incomes in the Straits Settlements and Federated Malay States for the current year are respectively $10,000,000 and $4,000,000. The yield from the war taxation on rubber exports in 1941 is estimated to be respectively $519,000 and $3,000,000, but since those estimates were made the rates of duty have been doubled in both territories: No information is at present available regarding the approximate number of persons resident in Malaya with incomes in the categories mentioned in my hon. Friend's Question.