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Inland Revenue Statistics.

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance. – in the House of Commons on 9th May 1940.

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Photo of Mr William Thorne Mr William Thorne , West Ham Plaistow

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the gross amount collected by the Inland Revenue for the years ended March, 1937, 1938, and 1939?

Photo of Mr John Simon Mr John Simon , Spen Valley

The figures are, for the year ended March, 1937, £483,842,726; for the year ended March, 1938, £529;634;963; and for the year ended March, 1939, £584,854,033.

Photo of Mr William Thorne Mr William Thorne , West Ham Plaistow

Does not that show that we are a very wealthy country?

Photo of Mr John Simon Mr John Simon , Spen Valley

Yes, the hon. Member may be assured that we may be able to carry on the story for a few more years.