Mr. F. HALL
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what was the total amount of revenue raised in 1912–13 and in the first quarter of the present. financial year by taxes on food; and if, in view of the hardships entailed thereby to the poorer classes, he will consider as to abolishing the new Land Taxes, which involve a net charge of a very large amount on the Exchequer and of remtting the more onerous of the food taxes?
§ Mr. LLOYD GEORGE
The amount of revenue derived from taxes on food in the year ended 31st March, 1913, was £10,277,715, out of a total revenue of £188,802,999. It is not the practice to make public particulars of the yield of particular heads of revenue in the course of the financial year. As regards the last part of the question—without admitting the suggestion made—the answer is in the negative.