HC Deb 11 November 1947 vol 444 c200
51. Mr. Erroll

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the present yield from the taxation of white spirit; and to what extent does this tax raise the price of goods for export which are manufactured with white spirit.

Mr. Dalton

About £1½ million. A drawback is allowed on exports, the prices of which are not, therefore, raised by the tax.

Mr. Erroll

As regards internal consumption, is there by any chance any hope of the tax being reviewed?

Mr. Dalton

That is another question.