HC Deb 25 November 1914 vol 68 cc1096-7
22. Mr. HOGGE

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has considered the effect of the new Beer Tax upon the custom which obtains in Scotland of selling beer by the schooner, three of which make a quart, and of the fact that the size of bottle commonly used in Scotland comes between an imperial pint and an imperial half-pint, in view of the difficulty there would be in passing on the tax to the consumer?


The facts mentioned in the question have been brought to my notice. It would be impossible to adopt a figure for duty which would be capable of accurate adjustment to all varieties of local practice as regards the sale of beer either in open vessels or in bottles.


Can the right hon. Gentleman tell a waiting public what is to be the tax upon a schooner?

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