HC Deb 30 July 1912 vol 41 c1842
71. Mr. FELL

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will say what was the quantity of potato and other raw spirits imported into this country during the years 1010 and 1911, respectively, and the values of the same?

The PRESIDENT of the BOARD OF TRADE (Mr. Buxton)

Imports of potato and other raw spirits are not separately recorded, but are included under the general heading, "Spirits Unenumerated, not sweetened, imported in Cask," of which the total imports were 727,762 proof gallons, valued at £35,163, in 1910, and 615,453 proof gallons, valued at £30,553, in 1911.


May I ask the right hon. Gentleman whether those figures include all raw spirits?


Perhaps my hon. Friend will give me notice of that.


Will the right hon. Gentleman say where this spirit went, and whether it is not the most fiery of all spirits?


I am not able to answer that.