HC Deb 27 April 1948 vol 450 c211
54. Mr. James Hudson

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what were the annual profits of the licensed trade for the year ended December, 1939; and for each subsequent year to December, 1947.

Mr. Glenvil Hall

I will circulate in the OFFICIAL REPORT figures for the profits of the brewers for accounting years ending in the Income Tax years 1938–39 to 1946–47 as soon as the information can be collected.

Mr. Hudson

As the Chancellor of the Exchequer, from returns given by the brewers themselves, must be aware that there has been a considerable increase, what steps has he taken to bring this point to the attention of the brewers, and to [...]ure an undertaking of a decrease in their profits?

Mr. Assheton

Would the Financial Secretary be good enough to add a column showing the amount of tax paid in connection with this matter?

Mr. Cecil Poole

Could we also have the comparable figures for the mineral water manufacturers?