§ 89. Mr. D. MILLAR
asked the Minister of Munitions if he can state the amount of spirits at present allowed to be produced by the patent-still and pot-still distilleries, respectively, in the United Kingdom for potable purposes?
§ Sir W. EVANS
The amount of spirit being produced at present by the patent stills for potable purposes is at the rate of about 250,000 proof gallons a month, mainly used for the export trade in gin. The pot-still distilleries are working out licences given for the present season amounting to 5,700,000 proof gallons in the case of the Scotch and 2,800,000 proof gallons in the case of the Irish distilleries; this is all going into bond for potable purposes. The quantity licenced represents a 25 per cent, reduction on the 1916 season pot-still output.