51. Major THOMAS
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he can now see his way to making a reduction in the duty on beer, and thereby relieve the unemployment which has been caused in this industry by the recent tax imposition?
I would refer my hon. and gallant Friend to the reply given on the 4th February to my hon. and gallant Friend the Member for Black-pool (Captain Erskine-Bolst).
Could the right hon. Gentleman suggest to the brewers that they should advertise less and not discharge men during this national crisis?
§ 57. Captain ERSKINE-BOLST
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury the December returns from the Beer Duty as collected by the Customs and Excise?
§ The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the TREASURY (Major Elliot)
The amount is £6,166,000.