HC Deb 23 January 1951 vol 483 c34
71. Sir H. Williams

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will give details of the method whereby it is estimated how much of the proceeds of the sale of postage stamps is used for Inland Revenue purposes.

Mr. Gaitskell

Before the war, these estimates were based on periodic statistical investigations by the Post Office. Owing to shortage of manpower it has not been possible to repeat these investigations, and since 1940–41 the basis adopted has been to take the 1939–40 figure and adjust it by reference to the changes each year in the receipts from the Stamp Duty on cheques.

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