HC Deb 22 June 1922 vol 155 cc1522-3W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what quantities of proof gallons of British and Irish spirits were exported from the United Kingdom in the calendar years 1913, 1919,1920, and 1921, and also in the four United States, Philippines, Canada, Mexico, China, the Bahamas, Bermudas, British West Indies, Cuba, and Hayti, respectively?


The particulars are as follow:

the rate of duty on such chocolates and the total receipts therefrom during the years named?


No statistics are available as to the quantity of liqueur chocolates manufactured in the United Kingdom, as only duty-paid materials are used. The quantities of chocolates containing spirit imported into the United Kingdom and the duty paid thereon in the financial years 1920–21 and 1921–22 are as follow:

Quantity imported. Duty paid
Cwts. £
1920–21 5,689 8,993
1921–22 3,949 6,397

The rate of duty varies in accordance with the cocoa, sugar, and spirit contained therein. Figures showing the average alcoholic strength of the spirits or liqueurs in imported chocolates are not available.