HC Deb 17 July 1933 vol 280 cc1541-3W

asked the Chancellor of the Exdhequer for the year ended 31st March, 1933, the net receipts, distinguishing Customs and Excise, in respect of beer, spirits, wine, liquor licences, monopoly value, and clubs?

Final figures for the year 1932–33 are not yet available. The approximate net receipts were:

 Beer: £ Customs … 6,627,000 Excise … 67,098,000 Spirits: Customs … 4,434,000 Excise … 30,050,000 Wine (Customs) … 3,764,000 British Wine (Excise) … 239,000 Liquor Licences (Excise) … 4,249,000 Monopoly Value (Excise) … 123,000 Club Duty (Excise) … 163,000

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the number of brewers taking out licences in England, Wales, and Scotland, respectively, during the year ended 31st March, 1933, distinguishing for each country between brewers for sale and private brewers?

The following table gives the information desired:

 — Brewers for Sale. Private Brewers. England and Wales 1,195 10,141 Scotland 43 1,135 Total 1,238 11,276

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the number of proof gallons of spirits distilled in England and Scotland during the year ended 31st March, 1933?

The number of proof gallons of spirits distilled in England and Northern Ireland and in Scotland during the year ended 31st March, 1933, was as follows:

 Quantity distilled Proof Gallons. England and Northern Ireland 25,109,505 Scotland 5,926,014 Total United Kingdom 31,035,519

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer, for the year ended 31st march, 1933, the number of bulk barrels of beer produced in England and Scotland, respectively, and the average specific gravity for England, Scotland and Great Britain, respectively?

The number of bulk barrels of beer produced by brewers for sale, together with the average original gravity, during the year ended 31st March, 1933, was as follows:

 — Bulk Barrels. Average Gravity. England and Northern Ireland. 16,639,123 1039.59° Scotland 1,204,456 1041.07° 17,843,579 1039.69°

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer, for the year ended 31st March, 1933, the number of proof gallons of rum, brandy and geneva, respectively, retained for consumption in Great Britain and Northern Ireland; and the number of standard barrels of beer exported and imported?

The quantities in proof gallons of ruin, brandy and geneva, retained for consumption in Great Britain and Northern Ireland in the year ended 31st March, 1933, were as follow:

 Proof gallons. Rum … … … 542,273 Brandy … … … 405,151 Geneva … … … 62,142

The number of standard barrels of beer exported was 264,619 (British brewed 242,860 and imported 21,759), while the number imported was 1,191,484.