HC Deb 25 June 1917 vol 95 c45W

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?


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.