HC Deb 26 April 1923 vol 163 c709W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, in view of the unprecedented demand from certain foreign countries for Scotch whiskey, he will consider the imposition of an export duty on British spirits and the consequential remission of some of the duty paid by British consumers?


I regret that I am unable to adopt my hon. and gallant Friend's suggestion.

Viscount CURZON

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will give the following details concerning the revenue from spirits for the year ended 31st March, 1923; the number of proof gallons of home-made spirits retained for consumption; exported; exported as medical preparations; used for ships' stores, etc.; used in arts and manufactures; methylated; allowed as deficiencies; distilled in England, in Scotland, and in Northern Ireland, respectively; and the number of proof gallons of foreign spirits retained for consumption?


The figures asked for will not be available until the middle of next month, when, perhaps, my noble and gallant Friend will repeat his question.