§ 60. Mr. STOURTON
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if, in view of the falling off in the consumption of beer, he will now consider introducing legislation at an early date to reduce the Beer Duty?
§ 61. Lieut.-Colonel HENEAGE
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he is aware that, owing to the present heavy tax on beer, maltsters are stopping pur- 2046 chases of British barley; and whether he will reconsider his decision and take immediate steps to reduce the Beer Duty?
§ 71. Sir A. KNOX
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, in view of the probable loss to revenue resulting from the additional tax on beer, he will consider its replacement as soon as possible by a tax on tea of non-Empire origin?
§ 76. Mr. SUTCLIFFE
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he is aware that the recent additional tax on beer is adding to the numbers of the unemployed by reason of reduction of staffs in consequence of reduced sales; and whether, in view of the decreasing revenue from that source, he proposes to take any action in the matter?
§ The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER (Mr. Chamberlain)
I can only refer to the answer which I gave on 3rd December to my hon. Friend the Member for North Norfolk.
§ Mr. STOURTON
Will the right hon. Gentleman take into consideration that the present price puts the commodity out of the reach of a very large section of the working class?