HC Deb 29 October 1919 vol 120 cc676-7W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will state the amount collected by His Majesty's Government as Excess Profits Duty from the liquor trade (manufacturers and wholesale and retail licences) for the financial years terminating on the following dates: 31st March, 1914, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918, and 1919?


No information is available as to the incidence of this tax in the case of the various classes of taxpayers, and, in view of the labour involved in the preparation of detailed statistics of this character, my right hon. Friend cannot in existing conditions undertake a classification of the various groups of trades and businesses from which payments of Excess Profits Duty have been received.