HC Deb 16 May 1901 vol 94 cc251-2

I beg to ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, having regard to the fact that since the 19th April no duty has been charged on English-made glucose, that it has been announced that no duty will be charged on this English-made glucose until the 1st July next, and that large supplies of glucose are being thus made and supplied for manufacturing purposes free of duty, whether steps will be taken to prevent this loss to the revenue and advantage to some branches of the trade over others.


I regret the inequality of treatment of manufactured and imported glucose, resulting from the delay in levying the Excise duty, but it is inevitable, because the Excise duty cannot be levied without a considerable amount of machinery for regulating the process of manufacture. I am considering whether it will be possible to fix an earlier date than the 1st of July.