HC Deb 27 February 1918 vol 103 c1379
53. Mr. E. DAVIES

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, in view of the fact that the estimated yield of the taxes on spirits and beer is only £25,650,000, as against £32,870,000 on tea, coffee, sugar, and dried fruits, and of the prosperity of the licensing trade, he pro poses to increase the taxes on spirits and beer and reduce the cost of living by reducing the taxes on articles of food?


I fear that I am unable to anticipate my Budget statement.