§ 52. Mr. Platts-Mills
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware that 73,000 proof gallons of whisky and 106,000 proof gallons of gin and other British compounds, of a total value of £296,000, were exported to Germany during 1947; and how much loss to British revenues this represents.
§ Sir S. Cripps
Yes, Sir. The spirit duty on this liquor, if it had been delivered for home consumption, would have been about £1,500,000.