§ 85. Mr. MARJORIBANKS
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the net revenue derived from the importation of tobacco during the current financial year?
§ The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER (Mr. Philip Snowden)
I assume that the hon. Member's question means something different from what it is expressed to mean in referring to the current financial year. Up to 28th February, the amount was approximately £57,366,000.
§ Mr. MARJORIBANKS
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that he said the other day that the bulk of the revenue from import duties came from tobacco, and, having regard to his present answer, did he not mislead the House on that occasion?
§ Mr. SNOWDEN
The greater bulk of the revenue from these import duties comes from tobacco. I have just given the figure, namely, £57,000,000. The next items are sugar, £14,000,000; oil, £15,000,000; spirits, £6,000,000; beer, £6,000,000. The McKenna Duties yield about £3,000,000.
§ 87. Mr. FREEMAN
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the net revenue derived from the Tobacco Duty in the current financial year from Empire and non-Empire products; and the amount from manufactured and unmanufactured tobacco?
§ Mr. P. SNOWDEN
Up to 28th February, the amounts were approximately £7,680,000 from Empire products, £49,686,000 from non-Empire products, £581,000 from manufactured tobacco, and £56,785,000 from unmanufactured tobacco