asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, during the five months ending 31st May, 1918, 48,000 barrels of beer were exported from this country; what were the principal destinations of the goods; and whether, during the same period, 2,648 cwts. of malt were exported, and what were the principal destinations?
Sir A. STANLEY
The exports of beer and ale and of malt during the first five months of this year were as stated by my hon. Friend. The principal destinations of the beer were: United States of America, British East Indies, Egypt, Australia and New Zealand, British West Indies, and France, these countries accounting together for 70 per cent. of the exports of beer and ale. The malt was exported to the Channel Islands. The exports of beer in January-May, 1917, were 207,981 barrels.