HC Deb 14 December 1908 vol 198 c1251

I beg to ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware that nearly all the allowances on the export of British spirits do not now go into the pockets of the distillers, but into those of exporters, who are blenders and often shipping or forwarding agents; and whether, seeing that the revenue officers, in their supervision of spirits in bond, do in the course of racking, blending, bottling, and other numerous operations which are constantly going on, a great deal of work which traders would otherwise have to do and pay for themselves, he will consider the advisability of withdrawing these allowances.


As at present advised, I am not prepared to propose an alteration of the law on the subject.