§ 79. Mr. HANNON
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he is aware of the improvement effected in the quality of brandy produced in various parts of the Empire during recent years; and if he will be prepared to make a substantial increase in the preference now enjoyed in Great Britain by Empire brandy as against brandy produced in foreign countries?
I am glad to have my hon. Friend's testimony to the improvement which has been effected in the quality of Empire brandy, but, as regards the second part of the question, I am unable to make any statement at present.
§ Mr. HANNON
May I ask my right hon. Friend whether, on the face of my testimony, he is not prepared to take into consideration in his next Budget brandy produced in the Empire in corn-petition with brandy produced in foreign countries?