HC Deb 03 May 1932 vol 265 c957
53. Viscount CRANBORNE

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury what would be the estimated yield of a tax of 4d. a gallon on cider?


I regret that I have no current data on which to base such an estimate as that asked for, but, making the most liberal assumptions, I should think it unlikely that the yield would exceed £250,000.


Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that in the West country, where agricultural workers get 36s. a week, apples are grown and the cider is untaxed, whereas in East Anglia, where the wages are only 28s. a week, barley is grown and the national drink, beer, is made prohibitive by taxation?