HC Deb 12 March 1936 vol 309 cc2312-3
64. Mr. LEWIS

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will obtain from the Brewers' Society information as to the quantities of British malting barley purchased by brewers in the years ending June, 1933, June. 1934, and June, 1935, respectively?


I have received from the Brewers' Society the results of returns voluntarily furnished by brewers 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
(1) (2) (3)
Quarters. Quarters. Quarters.
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
Totals 1,402,653 1,772,131 1,864,525
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.