HC Deb 18 March 1932 vol 263 cc597-8W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the total value of the last year for which the information is Fully available of fees of all kinds paid to His Majesty's consuls in China and credited to the revenue account of the British Treasury; and what total sum are such fees estimated to produce for the coming financial year?


I have been asked to reply. The total amount of the fees collected by His Majesty's Supreme Court

Country to which consigned. Declared Value. Value per head of the population of the importing countries.
£'000. £ s.
Australia 547,377 90 1
Canada 307,270 32 7
New Zealand 198,436 140 3
Union of South Africa 302,169 39 17
United States of America 662,355 5 13
Germany 573,388 9 0
France 499,988 12 6
Argentine Republic 263,033 25 15
NOTE.—Prior to the 1st April, 1923, the above particulars include the exports from ports in Southern Ireland.


asked the President of the Board of Trade what is the average value of the purchases per head of the inhabitants of Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and the Union of South Africa combined of the domestic exports from Great Britain and Northern Ireland during the 10 years ended 31st December, 1931, and the average purchases per head

at Shanghai and by His Majesty's Consular Service in China during the financial year ended 31st March, 1931, was £63,708. For the current financial year the estimate was £40,000, and the sum of £25,278 was collected in the first half of the year. The estimate of the amount of these fees for the coming financial year is £40,000.

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