HC Deb 20 June 1932 vol 267 c766
27. Mr. R. W. SMITH

asked the Minister of Agriculture what machinery is being used to ensure that the 10 per cent. duty on barley falls with greater severity on the brewing and malting quality than upon the feeding portion of barley?


The 10 per cent. duty on foreign barley automatically results in the collection of a larger amount of duty on higher priced barleys, which for the most part are used for brewing and malting. On the other hand, barley from Empire sources which is largely of feeding quality is admitted free of duty.