HC Deb 23 November 1926 vol 200 cc221-2W
Colonel DAY

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he considers it yet possible to reintroduce the 1d. stamp for receipts instead of the 2d. stamp as heretofore, and will he state the approximate loss to the Revenue if this course were adopted?


I must ask the hon. Member to await the Budget statement. The cost of reducing the duty on receipts to 1d. would not be less than £1,000,000.

Colonel DAY

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the amount of income derived as stamp duty on properties sold during each of the last five financial years?


The net receipt of Stamp Duty in Great Britain for each

date, the highest and lowest percentages of unemployment by localities, corresponding to the statistics given in his answer to a similar question on the 2nd December, 1925?


The following Table shows, at 25th October, 1926, the percentages of insured persons recorded as unemployed at the 10 Employment Exchanges in Great Britain where these percentages were highest and at the 10 where they were lowest, together with the average for Great Britain as a whole:

of the last five years in respect of Conveyances on Sale of Lands and Houses is as follows:

Year. £
1921–22 3,071,380
1922–23 2,893,845
1923–24 2,970,035
1924–25 3,258,310
1925–26 3,400,111