SIR JOHN LEND (Dundee)
I beg to ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer if he can state the amount of revenue derived from the sale of medicine stamps in Scotland for the years ended 31st March, 1898 and 1899 respectively.
§ THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER (Sir M. HICKS-BEACH,) Bristol, W.
The stamp revenue derived from the sale of patent medicine stamps in Scotland was in 1897–8 £2,127, and 309 in 1898–9 £2,142. Patent medicine vendors' excise licenses were also taken out to the value of £643 in 1897–8, and £667 in 1898–9.