HC Deb 22 May 1912 vol 38 cc2049-50W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will state why the increase of £205,000 in Tobacco Duty from Ireland in 1911–12 as compared with 1908–9 is alleged not to be derived from the additional duty imposed by the Finance (1909–10) Act, 1910, and also the amount of the increase in the Tobacco Duty during the same period admitted to result from the Act referred to?


The total increase in the estimated contribution of Ireland to the tobacco revenue in 1911–12, as compared with 1908–9, is £490,000, £285,000 of this results from the increase in the rates of duty in 1909. The figures for both years were based on the latest data as to the consumption of tobacco then available.