HC Deb 21 March 1923 vol 161 cc2606-7W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he is aware that upwards of 600 firms engaged in the manufacture of mineral water have been compelled to close down owing to the existing table water duties, and that in consequence thousands of men engaged in this and allied industries have been rendered unemployed; and will he, in view of the comparatively insignificant revenue derived from this source, consider the desirability of remitting the existing taxes?


I would refer the hon. Member to my reply of the 19th February to the hon. Member for the Kingswinford Division (Mr. Sitch).