§ Mr. A. SHORT
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware that, despite the fall in the wages of the workers, there has been no reduction in the price of beer and spirits to the consumer; and whether, having regard to the excessive taxation levied on beer and spirits, he can foreshadow a substantial reduction in such taxation?
My right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer is aware of representations in the sense mentioned by the hon. Member, but he is unable to anticipate the Budget proposals on this matter.