HC Deb 26 November 1914 vol 68 c1342W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the extra duty payable on beers of gravity of 1020, 1025, 1030, 1035, and 1040, respectively; what is the average gravity of beer known as mild ale and sold in London at 4d. per quart; and what is the average gravity of London porter?


The additional duty at the rate 23s. payable on beers of the specified gravities is as follows:—

s. d.
Gravity 1020 Duty 5 7
Gravity 1025 Duty 6 11
Gravity 1030 Duty 8 4
Gravity 1035 Duty 9 8
Gravity 1040 Duty 11 1

The average gravity of the ale and porter mentioned in the second and third parts of the question is considerably higher than 1040.

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