HC Deb 21 March 1907 vol 171 c851
MR. KILBRIDE (Kildare, S.)

I beg to ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he can state the quantity of pot still and patent still whisky produced in England, Ireland, and Scotland in 1906, and the quantity produced in 1896 and 1886, respectively.

THE CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER (Mr. Asquith,) Fifeshire, E.

The desired information cannot be given, as the Inland Revenue accounts do not distinguish between pot still and patent still spirit. The total quantities of spirits produced in each part of the United Kingdom will be found in the annual Reports of the Board of Inland Revenue.


Cannot the right hon. Gentleman arrange for those figures to be obtained by the Excise authorities? They are of great importance to the trade.


As far as I know there are no means of distinguishing them.