HC Deb 02 March 1933 vol 275 cc551-2
70. Major-General Sir ALFRED KNOX

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what was the revenue from beer excise in the nine months ended 31st December, 1930 and 31st December, 1932, respectively.

The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER (Mr. Chamberlain)

The net revenue derived from the duty on homemade beer in the nine months ended 31st December in each of the years 1930 and 1932 (respectively) was as follows:

1930 53,916,000
1932 2,748,000

Does not the right hon. Gentleman now acknowledge that this malicious tax has been of as little use to the Treasury as it has been harmful to decent people in this country who drink beer?


I do not acknowledge anything.