HC Deb 27 March 1885 vol 296 c829

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury, Whether he can supplement the Return of the number of Brewers and quantities of Malt and Corn, and Sugar and equivalent in Syrup, ordered July 31st 1884, by giving a separate Return showing total quantity of Malt and the total quantity of Corn, and the total quantity of Sugar and total quantity of equivalent in Syrup respectively used in the whole Country and in the Metropolis?


If the hon. Member will look at pages 4 and 6 of the Return to which he refers, he will see the figures for the Excise district of London separated from those for the country; and I am advised that if he will add to these the figures for the Hammersmith collection on pages 2 and 3, he will obtain approximately the totals for the Metropolis so far as they are ascertainable. Malt cannot be distinguished in such a Return from corn, nor sugar from syrup.