§ Mr. TIMOTHY DAVIES
asked if, by the Finance Act of 1902 on the imposition of the Corn Duty, the allowances on exported British spirits were raised by an additional 1d. per gallon; whether, on the abolition of the Corn Duty, the allowances on exported spirits were also reduced by 1d.; and, if not, why was it not reduced?
§ Mr. HOBHOUSE
The answer to the first question is in the affirmative and to the second in the negative. The reasons for not reducing the allowances and surtax on the abolition of the Corn Duties are set out in Appendix No. 1 to the Report of the Industrial Alcohol Committee, 1905 (Command 2,477), to which I beg to refer my hon. Friend.