§ 13. Mr. NEWMAN
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will consider the position of the export trade in bottled stout and ale which has been prohibited as a foodstuff; whether he is aware that such ales have to be brewed from one to two years before they are fit for export and require further time to mature during the voyage; that the trade in these liquors is entirely with countries outside Europe; that the prohibition of their export will cause many hundreds of hands to be thrown out of employment; and whether he can see his way to relax the prohibition in respect of such bottled stout and ales?
The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the BOARD of TRADE (Mr. Robertson)
A further Proclamation is being issued to-day stating precisely the descriptions of foodstuffs prohibited from being exported. The hon. Member will see from this that the goods he mentions are not now covered by the prohibition.