HC Deb 25 June 1908 vol 191 c64
MR. LUPTON (Lincolnshire, Sleaford)

To ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the percentage of proof spirit in ordinary English cider, and if it is more or less than the percentage in ordinary English light ale.

(Answered by Mr. Lloyd-George.) The proof spirit in English cider varies from as low as 2 to 11 per cent., but 5 to 7 per cent, may be regarded as a fair average. In ordinary English light ale the per centage of proof spirit varies from 6 to 11, but 7 to 8 per cent. may be considered a fair average for cheap light ale.