§ Dr. J. WILLIAMS
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what was the total amount collected in Northern Ireland in Income Tax, Customs and Excise; what are the receipts of the Post Office there for the year ended 31st March, 1934: what was the cost of collection and how much was returned to the Northern Ireland Exchequer; and on What basis have these figures been made out?
§ Mr. COOPER
For the year ended 31st March, 1934, the Northern Ireland share of Income Tax was £2,512,400, and the Northern Ireland share of Customs and Excise was £4,746,000. The cost of collection is estimated at £93,000 in the case of Income Tax and at 75,000 in the case of Customs and Excise. The net receipts of the Post Office were £1,600. The provisional Northern Ireland residuary share of all Reserved Taxes was £6,159,000. The calculations have been made on the basis laid down by Sections 22 to 24 of the Government of Ireland Act, 1920, as amended by the Irish Free State (Consequential Provisions) Act, 1922.