HC Deb 19 February 1931 vol 248 cc1451-2
78. Mr. O. LEWIS

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether his attention has been called to the fact that the Argentine Government has issued a decree placing a tax of six centavos a quart on beer made from less than 50 per cent. of Argentine barley; and whether he will cause inquiry to be made as to what effect similar taxation in this country would have on the demand for homegrown barley for brewing purposes?


I am aware of the decree referred to. The answer to the second part of the question is in the negative.