HC Deb 11 March 1952 vol 497 cc133-4W
Mr. Baker White

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer why the officers of Her Majesty's Customs and Excise have discontinued to collect auctioneers' licences of £10 per year each and valuers' licences of £2 per year; and what is the loss to the Revenue as a result of this failure to collect.

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

With certain other licence duties, these were abolished by the Finance Act, 1949. The annual yield of the whole group at the time of abolition was about £150,000.