HC Deb 01 March 1934 vol 286 c1256
30. Major-General Sir ALFRED KNOX

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will, in his coming Budget, reduce the duty on licensed houses in view of the hardship suffered by the licence-holders owing to reduction in the consumption of beer, and the loss of part of the monopoly value of their licences through the concession to off-licence holders to sell half-bottles of spirits?

The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER (Mr. Chamberlain)

My hon. and gallant Friend will not expect me to anticipate my Budget statement.