§ Mr. PATRICK WHITE
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will state how much the combined quantities of duty-paid spirits in Great Britain and Ireland for the financial year ending March, 1910, was below that of the preceding financial year; and if he will state what percentage of the quantity by which it was reduced would apply to England, Scotland, and Ireland, respectively, calculated upon the quantities on which duty was paid on. each year in each country?
§ Mr. HOBHOUSE
The quantity of spirits—home-made and imported—which paid duty in Great Britain and Ireland in the financial year ended 31st March, 1910, was less than in the preceding financial year by 12,751,000 proof gallons. This was divided between the three countries in the following proportions:—
England 44.09 Scotland 33.44 Ireland 22.47 100.0