§ Mr. GEORGE YOUNGER
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he can state the quantities of spirits paying duty for Home consumption in the financial years 1908–9 and 1909–10; and what quantity was charged in the latter year at the 11s. rate?
§ Mr. LLOYD-GEORGE
The quantities of spirits on which duty was paid in the financial years 1908–9 and 1909–10 were approximately 38,939,000 and 25,993,000 proof gallons respectively. Of the latter quantity, 6,774,000 gallons were cleared at the old rates, namely, 5,144,000 gallons before the duty was raised on 30th April, 1909, and 1,630,000 gallons between 3rd December, 1909, and 1st April, 1910.