HC Deb 11 March 1920 vol 126 cc1559-60W

asked the Lord Privy Seal whether Irish brewers have any preference in the matter of permitted average gravity which gives them a great advantage over brewers in Great Britain; whether he is aware of the increasing shipments of beer from Ireland to Great Britain which are now taking place; whether the Government has received frequent complaints as to the unfair position in which brewers in Great Britain are placed; if so, can he say why these complaints have not been met; and whether steps will at once be taken to remove the injustice by putting all brewers upon equal terms in the matter of gravity as was the case before the war?


This subject has been most carefully considered by the Government, but it must be dealt with as a whole, and a decision will be announced in connection with the Licensing Bill.