CEISTEANNA—QUESTIONS. ORAL ANSWERS. - ENTERTAINMENT TAX YIELD.

SEAN O LAIDHIN

asked the Minister for Finance if he will state the total amount paid into the Exchequer of the Saorstát yearly from Entertainment Tax for the years 1922, 1923, 1924, 1925 and 1926.

The net receipts in respect of Entertainments Duty in the Saorstát during the past five financial years were as follows:—

Year.

1922-23

ended

31st March,

1923

£118,088

1923-24

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1924

£167,670

1924-25

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1925

£179,023

1925-26

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1926

£168,572

1926-27

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1927

£164,757

Would the Minister repeat the figures for the year 1923?

It will be printed in the Official Report.

Would the Minister answer my question? Would he speak distinctly so that I could understand what he says?

The Deputy will have a written copy of the answer at half-past three.

I am sorry, but I want the Minister in reply to my question to repeat the figures for 1923.