I have received from the Brewers' Society the results of returns voluntarily furnished by brewers 2313 in respect of the three years in question. As a table of figures is involved, I will, with my hon. Friend's permission, circulate it' in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
|—||Year ended30th June, 1933.||Year ended30th June, 1934.||Year ended30th June, 1935|
|Home-grown barley purchased.||…||…||686,732||872,976||941,268|
|Malt (made from home-grown barley) purchased or contracted to be purchased.||715,921||899,155||923,257|
|Expressed in cwts.||…||…||5,610,612||7,088,524||7,458,100|
|NOTE.— The 1935 returns represent 97 per cent. of the total barrelage of the country, as against 95 per cent. for the two previous years.|