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REVENUE, IRELAND.-The net produce of the Revenue in Ireland for 1856 was 7,028,857l. 8s. 11d.; of which 2,253,374l. 18s. 3d. was derived from customs, 2,801,000l. from excise, 435,271l. 18s. 4d. from stamps, 1,216,421l. 10s. 2d. from property and income tax, 10,000l. from post-office, 300l. from branches of hereditary revenue, and 312,4891. 2s. 2d. from miscellaneous sources, including repayment of advances.
INDIA. The gross total revenue of the Government of India for the year ending April 30, 1855, was 27,312,2351.; the total expenditure for the same period was 29,019,599l.; showing an excess of 1,707,3641. of expenditure over income. The expenditure during the year on roads and other public works, exclusive of military works, was 1,328,1187.
DUCHY OF LANCASTER.-The total receipts, almost entirely arising from fee-farm rents and the renewal of leases, for the year 1856, amounted to 41,0487.; of this total 20,000l. were paid to the account of the Queen's Privy Purse, 7,9931. remained on balance of revenue account, and the remainder is expended in salaries for management, law expenses, payments of an eleemosynary nature (1,6027.), surveys, repairs, &c.
DUCHY OF CORNWALL.-The total receipts for the Duchy of Cornwall for 1856 were 66,846l., produced from royalties on minerals, rents, and profits of courts; of this 43,340. were paid to the trustees for the Prince of Wales, 8,1507. in salaries for management, and the remainder in law-charges, surveys, repairs, and income-tax.
AMOUNT of CUSTOMS DUTIES received upon the Principal Articles of Foreign and Colonial Merchandise in the Year 1856.
Lace, and Articles thereof
Glass Manufactures:-Window Glass, and Shades and
All Flint Cut Glass, Flint Coloured Glass, and Fancy
Leather Manufactures :-Boots, Shoes, and Calashes
Women's Boots and Calashes
Women's Shoes with Cork or Double Soles, Quilted
Shoes and Clogs
Women's Shoes of Silk, Satin, Stuff, or Leather
Men's Boots and Shoes
Children's Boots and Shoes
Manufactures of Leather not particularly enumerated. Linen Manufactures, wholly or in part made up
Silk Manufactures of Europe:-Broad Stuffs of all kinds
Silk Manufactures of India:-Bandannoes and other Silk
Sugar, Unrefined, from the British Possessions in America :
Not equal to White Clayed
Of or from the Mauritius:equal to White Clayed
Not equal to White Clayed
Not equal to Brown Clayed
Of or from the British Possessions in the East Indies :
Total of Sugar, Unrefined
Sugar, Refined, and Candy, of or from British Possessions
out of Europe
Melasses, of or from British Possessions out of Europe
Timber and Wood:-Deals, Battens, Boards, or other Timber or Wood, sawn or split-Of British Possessions
Timber or Wood, not being Articles sawn or split, or otherwise dressed, except hewn, and not otherwise charged with duty-Of British Possessions
Woollen Manufactures wholly or in part made up
CUSTOMS DUTIES.-In 1856 there were 139 articles charged with customs duties, no one of which amounted to 10,000l. in the year, and some producing the most insignificant sums; such as almond paste, 27.; barley, pearled, 41.; essence of spruce, 11.; nux vomica and oil of almonds, 31. each. The whole yearly produce of the 139 enumerated articles was 151,59€l.
STAMPS.-In the year ending March 31, 1856, the amount of StampDuties collected was 7,292,252l., from the following items:
EXCISE.--QUANTITIES of the several ARTICLES charged with DUTIES of EXCISE, the Quantities Exported, and the Quantities Retained for Home Consumption, in the Year ended 31st December, 1856,
*Since the 14th August, 1855, Malt has been made Duty Free for Distillery purposes, under the provisions of the Act 18 & 19 Vict. c. 94. The greater portion of the Malt made in Scotland is so used.
LOANS TO PUBLIC WORKS.-The total amount of loans advanced by the Government Commissioners in aid of Public Works, under the Act 57 Geo. III., cap. 34, and subsequent Acts, has been 13,034,4297. Of this there have been repaid 7,808,2137., and 3,195,650l. in addition for interest. The amount outstanding at the above date was 3,855,680l. for principal and 270,0681. for interest. The sum of 1,370,534/. advanced for the building of workhouses in Ireland was remitted.
PROBATE, LEGACY, AND SUCCESSION DUTY.-The amount received from these three duties in the year 1856 was 3,097,7501.; that on successions, which is not separated from legacies in the returns, is estimated at about 500,0007.
INCOME-TAX.-The total net amount of the Property and Income Tax for the year ending April 5, 1856, in the United Kingdom, was 16,545,5081.; of which 13,942,795l. were raised in England and Wales, 1,318,7271. in Scotland, and 1,283,9867. in Ireland. The total number of persons charged under Schedules D. and E. was 362,053, of whom
39,620 were assessed under 1007. a-year; 160,372 (the most numerous class) between 100l. and 150l. a-year; 54,355 between 150l. and 2007. a-year; 46,807 between 2001. and 300l. a-year; 20,896 between 300%. and 400l. a-year; 10,079 between 400l. and 500l. a-year; 7,051 between 500l. and 600l. a-year; 6,473 between 6007. and 7001. a-year; 2,656 between 7001. and 800l. a-year; 2,147 between 800l. and 900l. a-year; 1,061 between 900l. and 1,000l. a-year; 7,134 between 1,000l. and 2,000l. a-year; 1,169 between 2,000l. and 3,000l. a-year; 836 between 3,000l. and 4,000l. a-year; 454 between 4,000l. and 5,000l. a-year; 830 between 5,000l. and 10,000l. a-year; 472 between 10,000l. and 50,000l. a-year; and 40 above 50,000l. a-year. The amount under these two schedules was 6,149,9947.; under Schedule A. the amount was 7,755,0811.; under Schedule B. 921,873l.; and under Schedule C. 1,718,560l.
STATEMENT of the AFFAIRS of the BANK OF ENGLAND, from the Weekly Returns of the undermentioned dates in 1856 and 1857.
Nov.22,'56. Feb. 14, '57. May 9.
July 4. Sept. 26. £. £. £. £. 23,761,025 24,054,270 23,567,945 25,341,280 25, 156, 280
11,015,100 11,015,100 11,015,100 11,015,100 11,015,100 3,459,900 3,459,900 3,459,900 3,459,900 3,459,900 9,286,025 9,579,270 9,092,945 10,866,280 10,681,280 23,761,025 24,054, 270 23,567,945 25,341,280 25,156,280
14,553,000 14,553,000 14,553,000 14,553,000 14,553,000 3,263,571 3,525,742 3,328,676 3,410,811 3,924,524 5,106,831 7,087,607 5,163,146 7,863,550 3,464,993 9,735,455 9,774,058 10,081,864 9,658,616 9,190,690 858,122 790,641 749,046 678,610 789,114 33,516,979 35,731,048 33,875,732 36,164,587 36,922,321 10,454,867 11,545,009 10,303,838 10,326,065 10,593,653 18,232,446 18,247,794 18,630,357 19,315,201 19,719,700 4,218,055 5,257,855 4,226,355 5,872,745 6,014,160 611,611 680,390 715,182 650,576
NOTE CIRCULATION of the UNITED KINGDOM for the Months ending at the following dates in 1856 and 1857.