§ Lieut. - Commander KENWORTHY
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is yet in a position to make any further statement on the result of his investigations into the price of beer sold to the public and, in particular, into the profits made by brewery companies during recent years; how much tax is actually paid on each of the average barrels of beer sold to publicans and to clubs for retail to the public; and if he is aware that the so-called standard barrel of beer is an imaginary unit and the beer actually sold is very much diluted?
§ Mr. BALDWIN
I have received the report on this subject, prepared in my Department, too recently to enable me to make any further statement at present. As regards the second part of the question I would refer the hon. and gallant Member to my answer to his question on the 27th March. The answer to the last part of the question is in the affirmative.