§ 61. Major-General Sir ALFRED KNOX
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what was the percentage increase of taxation on each of the following articles in 1931–32, as compared with 1913–14: beer, tobacco, coffee, cocoa?
§ The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER (Mr. Chamberlain)
The present taxation of the articles in question shows the following percentage increases as compared with the taxation in force in 1913–14, namely;
§ Sir A. KNOX
Does not this disproportionate increase in the taxation upon beer constitute a monstrous injustice to the few Englishmen who still have the courage to drink beer?
Could the Chancellor of the Exchequer tell us what is the revenue derived from the Super-tax due to the excess profits made by the brewery trade? [Interruption.] Think of that!