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Silk Duties (Revenue)

Volume 237: debated on Monday 24 March 1930

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the amount of the revenue received from the excise duty on artificial silk in the last financial year, and up to date in the present financial year?

The approximate net amount of revenue derived from the excise duty on artificial silk in the period from 1st April, 1929, to 28th February, 1930, was £1,536,400. The figures for the last financial year are shown in Table 71 of the 20th Report of the Commissioners of Customs and Excise (Command Paper No. 3435).

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the amount of revenue received from the import duty on raw silk in 1925, in the last financial year, and up to date in the present financial year?

The amount of revenue received from the import duty on raw silk during 1925 (July to December) was £15,804, and up to the end of February of the current financial year £191,687. The amount received in the last financial year is shown in Table 70 of the 20th Report of the Commissioners of Customs and Excise (Command Paper No. 3435).