HC Deb 10 November 1936 vol 317 cc694-5

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the number of bulk barrels of beer brewed in England and Northern Ireland and Scotland respectively during the financial year ended the 31st March, 1936, and the average specific gravity for each country and for the United Kingdom; and whether the statistics of production represent any increase on those for the years ending 31st March, 1935 and 1934?

The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER (Mr. Chamberlain)

As the answer involves a table of figures, I will, with the hon. Member's permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the answer:

The number of bulk barrels of beer brewed (less allowance for waste) during the year ended 31st March, 1936, together with the average specific gravity, are as follow:

Bulk Barrels. Average Gravity.
England and Northern Ireland 20,426,193 1040.93
Scotland 1,543,570 1042.16
United Kingdom 21,969,763 1041.02

The total quantity represents an increase of 1,104,949 bulk barrels over the production for the year ended 31st March, 1935, and 1,787,455 over that for the year ended 31st March, 1934.