HC Deb 09 August 1916 vol 85 c1056
36. Mr. G. LAMBERT

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his attention has been called to a decrease of 70 per cent, in the sale of cider since the imposition of the Cider Tax, and that this failure to sell will lead to such a congestion of storage that it will be practically impossible to store the cider that should be the product of the coming apple crop; and whether he will consider a modification of the Cider Duty?


No representations to the effect described in the question have been received by me. I think it would be premature to consider a modification of the duty at the present time.


Has the right hon. Gentleman not received representations on this point at the Treasury?


I do not know what representations have been received at the Treasury, but no representations of the facts described in the question have been received. No doubt some have been received, but they have not reached me.