HC Deb 07 June 1932 vol 266 c1772
41. Sir A. KNOX

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will give the output of British breweries, in standard barrels, for the first three months of 1931 and for the corresponding months of 1932, and state the extra sum obtained by the increased tax in this period?

The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER (Mr. Chamberlain)

As regards the first part of the question, I would refer my hon. and gallant Friend to the answer given on 6th April to the hon. Member for East Woolwich (Mr. Hicks). As regards the second part, it is not possible to state what additional revenue the increased duty has produced, since this depends on what the consumption would have been had there been no increase.