HC Deb 21 July 1926 vol 198 c1233W

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he can furnish information as to the wholesale prices, both for inland and export sale, of methylated spirits, alcohol used for industrial purposes, whisky, brandy, gin and rum?


I have no information as to any differences between the prices of the varieties of spirit mentioned, for inland sale and for export, nor regarding the wholesale prices of potable spirits. According to information reported in the "Oil and Colour Trades Journal" of 17th July, the wholesale price of industrial methylated spirit (ordinary), 64 per cent. over proof, is at the rate of 3s. per gallon, and that of mineralised spirit (coloured violet), of the same strength, at the rate of 4s. ld. per gallon.