HC Deb 24 October 1935 vol 305 cc308-9
35. Viscount ELMLEY

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he can make a statement showing the result of the letter written to him by the secretary of the Brewers' Society in 1033, regarding the use of home-grown barley?


In the letter to which my Noble Friend refers the then chairman of the Brewers' Society stated that: in order to give the maximum assistance to British agriculture the Society will recommend all brewers to increase as far as possible the proportion of home-grown barley in the brewing of all classes of beer. At my request the Brewers' Society collected figures in March last showing the result of their recommendation for the previous season, and these figures I gave to the House in an answer to my hon. Friend the Member for Colchester (Mr. Lewis) on 21st March. I have no more recent figures, but I am informed that the Society has not ceased to impress on its members the importance of continuing to implement the recommendation made in 1933.