HC Deb 28 April 1927 vol 205 cc1026-7W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer on how many barrels of beer the full taxation of per £5 barrel was levied for the years 1925–26 and 1926–27 and the average specific gravity; and how many bulk barrels were sold on which a rebate of £1 each was allowed?


The following statement shows (1) the number of standard barrels of beer charged with duty at £5 per standard barrel; (2) the number of bulk barrels of beer on which rebate of £1 per bulk barrel was allowed in respect thereof; (3) the average gravity of beer brewed during each of the financial years. 1925–26 and 1926–27, respectively:

Year. Standard barrels charged with duty at £5 per barrel. Bulk barrels on which rebate of £1 per barrel was allowed. Average gravity of beer brewed.
1925–26 21,034,419 26,807,747 1,043.23
1926–27* 19,747,000 25,146,000 1,043.26
* The figures for 1926–27 are provisional.

The number of bulk barrels sold in each of these years is not known.