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Table Water Duties

Volume 154: debated on Monday 15 May 1922

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what revenue the duties on table waters have produced for each year from 1916–17 to 1921–22, inclusive; and what is the estimated cost of collection?

The following statement shows the net annual receipts from table water duties for each of the financial years 1916–17 to 1921–22:

Year ended 31st March, 1917*1,170,801
Year ended 31st March, 19181,332,357
Year ended 31st March, 10191,452,952
Year ended 31st March, 19201,371,756
Year ended 31st March, 19211,196,415
Year ended 31st March, 19221,173,000 (approx.)
* From 1st May, 1916, to 31st March, 1911.
It is not possible to furnish a reliable estimate of the cost of collection of these duties, the work in connection therewith being merged in the ordinary duties of the revenue staff.