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1.-PUBLIC INCOME OF GREAT BRITAIN,

FOR THE YEAR ENDING FIFTH JANUARY, 1815.

An Account of the ORDINARY REVenues and EXTRAORDINARY RESOURCES constituting the

Public INCOME OF GREAT BRITAIN.

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Total Permanent and Annual Duties 50,495,868 14 546,859,553 13 743,636,315 O 10%

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Eftraordinary Resources,

· War Taxes. CUSTOMS ................................. 3,845,046 454 499,375 6 48 3,345,670 18 1 EXCISE.....

6,833,476 13 4 432,379 0 104 6,401,097 12 51 PROPERTY TAX

15,109,802 13 44 295,701 8 1 14,814,101 5 21 ARREARS OF INCOME Duty, &c.

1,208 1 34

2 16 111

1,205 4 Lottery, Net Profit (of which one third part is for the Service of Ireland)

356,866 13 4 22,01% 13 11 334,853 195 Monies paid on Account of the Interest of Loans raised for the Service of Ireland... 3,534,255 6 10

3,534,255 6 10 On Account of Balance due by Ireland on joint Expenditure of the United Kingdom 2,770,000 OO

2,770,000 0 0 On Account of the Commissioners, appoint

ed by Act 35 Geo. 3, cap. 127, and 37 Geo. 3, cap. 27, for issuing Exchequer Bills for Grenada, &c. .....

60,200 0 0

60,200 0 0 On Account the Interest, &c. of a Loan granted to the Prince Regent of Portugal 57,170 3 0

57,170 3 0 Surplus Pees of Regulated Public Offices... 119,226 9 101

119,226 9 10% Imprest Monies repaid by sundry Public

Accountants, and other Monies paid to the Pablic

121,220 % 641

121,220 2 64

Total, independent of Loans ..... 83,436,764 18 845,112,680 18 77 75,324,084 0 1 LOANS paid into the Exchequer (including

the Amount of those raised for the Ser-
vice of Ireland)..............
36,078,047 18 7

36,078,047 18 7 GRAND TOTAL ......

1119,514,812 17 34|3,112,680 18 741111,402,131 18 Vol. XXX. Appendix.

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assertion, that the Property-tax was tosioner, any satisfactory explanation was continue for only one year. · He felt very given of bis conduct? sure, that it would be proposed from year Mr. Grenfell replied, that he had reto year, and at length riveted upou the ceived no explanation, which, in his view people for ever. He observed, that the of it, was satisfactory. Chancellor of the Exchequer took advan. Mr. Wynn maintained, that a single cir. tage of its present temporary nature to cumstance such as that which had just obviate discussion. He thought the clause been mentioned by his bon, friend, ought proposed very unobjectionable, and said, to be sufficient to induce the House 10 he had often heard of very unjustifiable agree to the motion. disclosures made of the private property Mr. Lyttleton was at a loss to conjecture and circumstances of individuals, which on what the opposition to the motion was might be prevented by the restraint of an founded. The expediency of it was paloath. On these grounds, he hoped his pably clear. It would be a most imporhon. friend would press the motion to a tant improvement in the Act. If it were division.

rejected, it would cause a very serious imMr. W. Smith, certain as he was that the pression upon the public mind, as if that tax would be renewed the next year, and House would countenance such a prothe year after, thought that Parliament ceeding. ought not to spare themselves the trouble The motion was then agreed to. of modifying it in the best possible way.

The Chancellor of the Exchequer proHe had always opposed the tax on the ceeded to make the motion which he had ground of its inquisitorial and oppressive already described. It was to the follow. nature; but he was by no means per- ing effect-" That it be an instruction to suaded, that by an extensive pruning, it the Committee, that it be empowered to might not be rendered tolerable.

make provision in the said Bill, That the Mr. Grenfell, in reply to the request assessments of the year ending the 5th of made to him by his hon. friend, to relate April, 1815, be the basis of all assessments the anecdote to which he had alluded, to be made by the commissioners for the stated, that a friend of his, travelling in a year ending the 5th of April, 1816; and common stage coach from London to Os that no new assessments be made;" ford, was entertained by a fellow passenger which, after a short conversation, was care with a minute account of the diminution ried in the affirmative, of income, and of the other affairs of a Lord Milton, convinced as he was of the gentleman whose residence they passed. numerous deficiencies of the measure, Ön bis arrival at Oxford, his friend in- moved as a general proposition, “ that it quired who his fellow passenger was, and be an instruction to the committee, that was informed that he was a commis- they have power to amend the said Act." sioner of the Property-tax. He (Mr. On this motion a division instantly look Grenfell) had subsequently a long corre- place; for the motion, 37; Against it, spondence with him on the subject, and 134:-Majority, 97. had acquainted him that if ever an oppor The House then went into the committee, tunity occurred, he would introduce into in which the Chancellor of the Exchequer the House of Commons some measure to introduced the clause which he had precheck so great an abuse. It was in conse viously announced, which was received quence that he then submitted the clause, and agreed to, as well as Mr. Grenfell's, and would take the sense of the House relative to the oath of the commissioners. upon it.

The report was then received, and ordered The Chancellor of the Exchequer asked, to be taken into further consideration on whether in the correspondence which the Wednesday next, and the Bill, with the hon. gentleman had had with the commis- amendments, to be printed.

APPENDIX

1.-PUBLIC INCOME OF GREAT BRITAIN,

FOR THE YEAR ENDING FIFTH JANUARY, 1815.

An Account of the ORDINARY REVENUES and ExTRAORDINARY RESOURCES constituting the

Public INCOME of GREAT BRITAIN.

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Small Branches of the Heredilary Revenue.
ALJENATION FINES.........................

12,134 8 9 1,147 8 0 10,987 0 9 Post Fines...

5,686 14 841 187 5

5,49996 SEIZURES

7,497 11 5

7,497 11 5 COMPOSITIONS AND PROFFERS

606 10 11

606 10 11 CROWN LANDS

106,498 10 52 2,321 5 7 104,137 4 104 Ertraordinary Resources.

War Taxes. CUSTOMS .........

3,345,046 454 499,375 6 48 3,345,670 18 1 EXCISE.....

6,833,476 13 432,379 0 104 6,401,097 12 53 PROPERTY TAX

15,109,802 13 44 295,701 8 14,814,101 5 21 ARREARS OP INCOME Duty, &c. .......... 1,208 1 34

2 16 111

1,205 4 31 Lottery, Net Profit (of which one third part| is for the Service of Ireland)

356,866 13 4 22,01% 13 11 334,853 195 Monies paid on Account of the Interest of Loans raised for the Service of Ireland... 3,534,255 6 10

3,534,255 6 10 On Account of Balance due by Ireland on joint Expenditure of the United Kingdom 2,770,000 0 0

2,770,000 0 0 On Account of the Commissioners, appoint

ed by Act 35 Geo. 3, cap. 127, and 37 Geo. 3, cap. 27, for issuing Exchequer Bills for Grenada, &c.

60,200 0 0

60,20000 On Account of the Interest, &c. of a Loan granted to the Prince Regent of Portugal 57,170 3 0

57,170 3 0 Surplus Fees of Regulated Public Offices... 119,226 9 104

119,226 9 10% Imprest Monies repaid by sundry Public

Accountants, and other Monies paid to the Public ....

121,220 2 64

121,220 2 64 Total, independent of Loans .... 83,436,764 18 848,112,680 18 74 75,324,084 0 1 LOANS paid into the Exchequer (including

the Amount of those raised for the Service of Ireland)...............

36,078,047 18 7

36,078,047 18 7

GRAND TOTAL .......

1119,514,812 17 34 3,112,680 18 78111,402,131 18

VOL. XXX. Appendix.

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An Account of the Gross and Net Produce of the Duties arising from STAMPS in ENGLAND, in the Year ending 5th January 1815.

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An Account of the Gross and Net Produce of the Duties arising from STAMPS in SCOTLAND, in the Year ending 5th January 1815.

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Race Horses.........

35 14 0

0 16 7

34 17 5

34 17 5

386,952 6 83

4,409 9 10

22 18 9

15,834 10 11

438 0 0

366,247 7 23 367,500 0 0

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