§ Mr. TIMOTHY DAVIES
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will state the amount paid by the Crown as allowances to consignors of British spirits exported during the last financial year; and can he state what proportion of that amount was paid to the distillers?
§ Mr. HOBHOUSE
The net amount was £114,393. The Board of Customs and Excise have no means of knowing what proportion of this amount was paid directly or indirectly to distillers.