HC Deb 16 March 1948 vol 448 cc1878-9
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.