§ Mr. MILLAR
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he can state the number of prosecutions which have been instituted by the Excise authorities in the United kingdom for over-brewing and over-distilling in contravention of the Orders restricting the output of beer and spirits, and the number of convictions obtained?
§ Mr. BONAR LAW
Legal proceedings have up to the present been instituted by the Board of Customs and Excise against four brewers for over-brewing, but the cases have not yet been heard in Court. The question of taking proceedings in respect of over-distilling rests with the Ministry of Munitions and not with the Board of Customs and Excise.