HC Deb 06 October 1942 vol 383 c1073
53. Sir Waldron Smithers

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the net receipts on cheques for England and for Scotland for each of the years ended 31st March, 1940, 1941 and 1942, and for the six months ended 30th September, 1941 and 1942?

Sir K. Wood

As the answer contains a number of figures, I will, with my hon. Friend's permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Sir W. Smithers

Can the Chancellor in future supply these figures in this form, as the Treasury used to do?

Sir K. Wood

I will consider that request.

Following is the answer:

The net receipts for Stamp Duty on cheques for the period mentioned were as follow:—

England. Scotland.
£ £
Year ended 31.3.40 3,624,630 285,827
Year ended 31.3.41 2,967,397 274,436
Year ended 31.3.42 3,919,624 273,171
6 months ended 30.9.41 1,930,106 142,671
6 months ended 30.9.42 1,650,000 148,000