Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Inland Revenue.

asked the Minister for Finance if he will state the total amounts collected during the year ended 31st March, 1951, in respect of (a) income-tax; (b) surtax and supertax; (c) estate duty; (d) corporation profits tax; (e) road fund; and (f) stamp duties, giving the separate sums for (i) land and property; (ii) stocks, shares, debentures etc.; (iii) cheques, bills of exchange, etc., and (iv) sweepstakes duty.

As the answer to this question is in the form of a tabular statement, I propose, with the permission of the Ceann Comhairle, to have it circulated with the Official Report.

Following is the statement:—

Final figures will not be available for some time yet and will be published in the Finance Accounts. Meanwhile the following figures which are considered to be reasonably close estimates, may serve the Deputy's purpose:—

£

(a) Income-Tax

16,208,000

(b) Surtax and Supertax

1,612,000

(c) Estate, etc., Duties

2,433,000

(d) Corporation Profits Tax, etc.

2,550,000

(e) Road Fund

2,848,000

(f) Stamp Duties:

£

(i) Land and Property

783,000

(ii) Stocks, Shares, Debentures, etc.

202,000

(iii) Cheques, Bills of Exchange, etc

204,000

(iv) Sweepstakes

315,000

(v) Other Stamp Duties

135,000

Total Stamp Duties

1,639,000