§ (1.) A dealer in or retailer of beer shall not receive or have in his custody or possession any sugar, saccharine substance, extract, or syrup (except for domestic use, the proof whereof shall lie on him), or any preparation for increasing the gravity of beer.
§ (2.) If a dealer in or retailer of beer receives or has in his custody or possession any article in contravention of this section, the article shall be forfeited, and he shall incur a fine of twenty pounds.
§ (3) This section shall not apply to sugar and other preparations deposited in conformity with 971 section seven of the Customs and Inland Revenue Act, 1885, in the entered sugar store of a brewer of beer for sale, who carries on upon the same premises the trade or business of a dealer in or retailer of beer.
§ SIR J. WOODHOUSE (Huddersfield)
asked whether it was intended to exclude grocers holding retail beer licences from carrying on their business so far as the sale of sugar was concerned? The clause provided that retailers of beer should not receive or have in their possession any sugar or syrup.
*THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQTJER
undertook to look into the matter. The clause was intended to refer to publicans.
§ Clause ordered to stand part of the Bill.
§ Clauses 11 and 12 ordered to stand part of the Bill.
§ Clause 13,—