HC Deb 08 June 1920 vol 130 cc252-3W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the actual return of the duties imposed under the preferential and protective clauses of The Finance Act, 1919?


I would remind the hon. and gallant Member that, except in the case of spirits, preference was granted by way of a reduction in duty, and, with that exception, there can therefore be no question of duties being "imposed" under the Clauses of the Finance Act, 1919, referred to. The yield of the special surtax on foreign spirits was £226,000.