HC Deb 14 November 1912 vol 43 cc2100-1W

asked the Secretary to the Treasury if he will state the total true Revenue from Ireland, according to the Treasury, for 1906–7, 1907–8, 1908–9, 1909–11, and 1911–12, respectively, and the present Treasury Estimate for 1912–13; the amount of the Death Duties for each of those periods, and the Act to which the increase is attributable; and the amount of the Stamp Duties for each of those periods, and the Acts to which the increases are attributable?


The total true Revenue of Ireland and the true contribution for Death Duties and Stamps are as follows:—

Year. True Revenue Total. Death Duties. Stamps.
£ £ £
1906–7 9,490,000 691,000 300,000
1907–8 9,621,000 690,000 320,000
1908–9 9,250,500 716,000 311,000
1909–10 and 1910–11* 9,930,750 914,000 333,000
1911–12 10,688,000 936,000 353,000
1912–13† 10,850,000 1,030,000 360,000
* Average † Revised Estimate (Cd. 6486).
As far as the increase in the yield of these branches of revenue is attributable to legislation, the following are the Acts which have come into operation in the period covered by the question and have influenced the yield of these duties:—

Death Duties.

1907–8.—The rates of Estate Duty mi estates exceeding £150,000 were increased by the Finance Act, 1907 (7 Ed. VII.. c. 13).

1909–10.—The Finance (1909–10) Act, 1910 (10 Ed. VII., c. 8) imposed various increases in the rates of Estate Duty, Settlement Estate Duty, and Legacy and Succession Duties.


1910–11.—The rates of Stamp Duty on certain deeds and documents were increased by the Finance (1909–10) Act, 1910.