§ Mr. DIXON
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many proof gallons of home-made spirits were, during the year ending 31st March, 1926, distilled in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland, re-warehoused on re-importation, retained for consumption in Great Britain and Northern Ireland, exported, exported as medical preparations, used for ships' stores, fortifying wines, etc., used in arts and manufactures, methylated, and allowed as deficiencies, respectively; the number of proof gallons of home-made spirits remaining in bond on the 1st April, 1920; the number of proof gallons of imported spirits duty paid and retained for consumption during the year ended 31st March, 1926, namely, brandy, rum, geneva and other unenumerated spirits, 987W tested, not tested, and perfumed; and the number of proof gallons of imported spirits used during the year ended 31st March, 1926, for methylation and for arts and manufactures, respectively?
§ Mr. CHURCHILL
The particulars required, which include spirits received from, and exported to, the Irish Free State, are as follow:
Proof Home-made spirits: gallons. Distilled in England 9,757,725 Distilled in Scotland 26,026,540 Distilled in Northern Ireland 1,974,727 Re-warehoused on reimportation, etc. 56,070 Retained for consumption in Great Britain and Northern Ireland 12,054,621 Exported 6,811,941 Exported as medical preparations 171,278 Used for ships' stores, fortifying wines, etc. 376,691 Used in arts and manufactures 731,923 Methylated 8,720,959 Allowed as deficiencies, etc. 3,133,914 Remaining in bond on 31st March, 1926 153,559,861 Imported spirits: Duty paid and retained for consumption: Brandy 635,942 Rum 1,095,114 Geneva 96,869 Other unenumcrated spirits, tested 284,558* Not tested 994† Perfumed 20,190† Used for methylation 186,417 Used for arts and manufactures 557,300 * Includes the quantity contained in perfumery, soap and varnish. † Liquid gallons.