§ Sir WILLIAM PRIESTLEY
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will state what were the taxes levied upon tea and sugar in the years 1905 and 1911; what was the amount received by the Exchequer from such taxes in each of the years mentioned; and what was the weight of imports upon which taxes were paid in the same years?
§ Mr. LLOYD GEORGE
The following statement gives the information which my hon. Friend desires—
Years. Rates. Net Quantities Retained for Consumption. Net Duty Received. TEA. Lbs. £ 1905–06 … 8d. per lb. prior to 1st July, 1905, and 6d. per lb. afterwards 261,585.171 6,814,908 1911–12 … 5d. per lb. 296,051,111 6,159,070 SUGAR. Cwts. 1906–06 … 4s. 2d. per cwt. on Sugar of a polarisation exceeding 98 and in proportion for other degrees of polarisation 29,244,614 5,837,834 1911–12 … 1s. 10d. per cwt. on Sugar of a polarisation exceeding 98 and in proportion for other degrees of polarisation 32,852,924 2,898,906