Cheques (Stamp Duty Receipts)

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance – in the House of Commons on 6th October 1942.

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Photo of Sir Waldron Smithers Sir Waldron Smithers , Chislehurst

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the net receipts on cheques for England and for Scotland for each of the years ended 31st March, 1940, 1941 and 1942, and for the six months ended 30th September, 1941 and 1942?

Photo of Sir Kingsley Wood Sir Kingsley Wood , Woolwich West

As the answer contains a number of figures, I will, with my hon. Friend's permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Photo of Sir Waldron Smithers Sir Waldron Smithers , Chislehurst

Can the Chancellor in future supply these figures in this form, as the Treasury used to do?

Photo of Sir Kingsley Wood Sir Kingsley Wood , Woolwich West

I will consider that request.

Following is the answer:

The net receipts for Stamp Duty on cheques for the period mentioned were as follow:—

England.Scotland.
££
Year ended 31.3.403,624,630285,827
Year ended 31.3.412,967,397274,436
Year ended 31.3.423,919,624273,171
6 months ended 30.9.411,930,106142,671
6 months ended 30.9.421,650,000148,000
(approx.)