HC Deb 03 August 1910 vol 19 cc2719-20W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the new Finance Act prevents a retailer sending out more than two gallons of spirits if the parcel so sent out is made up of spirits of different denominations, e.g., whisky, rum, and brandy; if so, will he say whether the accompaniment of an Excise certificate in the above case permits of the two gallons quantity being exceeded; and would he make this clear by a regulation of his Department?


A licence granted under the Finance (1909–10) Act, 1910, to a retailer of spirits authorises him to sell at any one time to one person spirits of any denomination in any quantity not exceeding two gallons. Under the Spirits Act, 1880, the delivery of the spirits must be accompanied by an Excise certificate. There is no provision or regulation under which a retailer can send out spirits at any one time to one person in excess of this quantity.