HC Deb 28 June 1920 vol 131 c66W

Sir B. STANIER asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if only householders may get permits to brew from only two bushels of malt for home-made beer for harvest; whether a son or a lodger has to get a licence; and, if so, how much it is and where it is to be got?

Mr. BALDWIN: No person may brew beer without a licence; but where an occupier of a house of an annual value of £8 or less desires to brew a quantity not exceeding two bushels of malt, or the equivalent thereof, for his own use in the course of his employment on harvest, he may, between the 30th April and the 31st August in any year obtain, without payment of duty, a licence authorising him so to brew. A person who is not the occupier of a house is not entitled to obtain a licence with or without payment of duty, to brew home-made beer for harvest.