HC Deb 03 March 1910 vol 14 cc1065-6W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what has been the actual yield, as ascertained most nearly up to date, of the additional duties and taxes proposed in the Finance Bill of 1909 as shown by comparison with the duties and taxes levied for the corresponding period of 1908; about how much additional has been paid by consumers in Ireland in respect of the addition to the duty on tobacco during the current financial year up to the date to which the same is ascertainable?


It would be contrary to precedent to give the information asked for in the first part of the question in anticipation of my annual financial statement. As regards the latter part, I propose to give such estimates as I can form in regard to the incidence on Ireland of the taxes contained in the Finance Bill of 1909 in reply to a question by the hon. Member for North Galway which I have asked him to postpone till an early day next week.