§ Mr. TOUCHE
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the estimated proportion in which the increase under the new Public-house and Beerhouse Duties imposed by the Finance (1909–10) Act, 1910, is borne by the county and city of London in relation to the rest of the country, as compared with the proportions in which the old duties were so distributed?
§ Mr. LLOYD GEORGE
The Licence Duty on public-houses and beerhouses in London amounted before the Finance (1909–10) Act, 1910, to one-ninth of the total revenue from that source in the United Kingdom. For the year ended 30th September, 1911, the proportion will probably, when the figures are finally adjusted, be something over one-sixth. If the increase of the duties under the Finance (1909–10) Act, 1910, is looked at separately, the proportion for the year ended 30th September, 1911, will probably be between one-fourth and one-fifth.