HC Deb 07 September 1909 vol 10 c1282W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he can state if, under the Finance Bill, a reputed quart is the same liquid measure as an imperial quart; and, if not, what percentage of difference there is between them, and can he state where the public can obtain a standard reputed quart measure?


A reputed quart is not the same liquid measure as an imperial quart. A reputed quart bottle has been recognised for a very long period as being generally used for wines and spirits, and in several Acts where quantities of wine or spirit are referred to the contents of one dozen reputed quart bottles are taken as being equivalent to two gallons, so that the quantity contained in one reputed quart bottle is estimated at one-sixth of a gallon. There is no standard reputed quart measure, and the quantity contained in a bottle sold as a reputed quart is not invariably quite the same.