HC Deb 05 June 1930 vol 239 cc2411-2W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he is aware that the recent duty of 3s. on beer is being passed on by brewers to their tenants as from 1st May; and if he will take steps to deal with the position?


It has come to my knowledge that one or two isolated brewers are passing on some part of the increase in the Beer Duty to their tenants. These cases have been brought to the notice of the Brewers' Society, who, I have every reason to believe, are using every effort to secure that the assurances given me on behalf of the industry shall be carried out.