HC Deb 11 November 1920 vol 134 c1369
56. Mr. JESSON

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer in what way the home manufacturers of alcohol would be treated unfairly by the importation of denatured spirits intended to be used as motor fuel; and if he is aware that the home distillers are using every occasion and opportunity to obstruct the importation of industrial and power alcohol which is so urgently required for the motor transport services of the country?


The interests of the Revenue require that home-made spirit shall not be used as motor fuel unless denatured in a prescribed manner and under approved conditions. It would obviously be a handicap to the home manufacturer if imported spirits were allowed to be used duty free as motor fuel if denatured abroad under restrictions involving less cost to the producer. The answer to the second part of the question is in the negative.

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