HC Deb 12 May 1915 vol 71 cc1669-70W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the number of barrels of beer upon which duty was paid in Great Britain and also in Ireland for the months of January, February, March,

1914. 1915.
Gross Number of Barrels upon which Duty was Paid. Net Receipt of Duty. Gross Number of Barrels upon which Duty was Paid. Net Receipt of Duty.
Great Britain— £ £
January 2,754,502 1,048,910 2,281,843 1,533,384
February 2,354,639 888,581 1,726,161 1,944,153
March 2,250,900 850,136 1,832,292 2,072,722
April 2,613,883 994,250 1,710,015 1,931,770
January 375,013 143,894 246,987 246,856
February 376,288 145,576 196,072 224,307
March 281,188 106,918 298,252 341,497
April 325,063 121,943 265,184 304,906

It should be understood that the quantities given are those on which duty was paid, not those on which duty was charged, in the months specified; and that

and using pot stills only; giving in each case the number of distilleries working as given for the preceding year?


The reply is as follows:—

and April, in the years 1914 and 1915, respectively, and the yield in each country for the respective months?


The particulars desired are as follows:—

the receipts given are the net receipts after the deduction of drawback paid in each month, and do not, therefore, correspond with the numbers of barrels shown.