asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what has been the increase in the consumption of spirits in Palestine during the year covered by the Mandates Commission Report, 1933?
Mr. M. MacDONALD
The annual report on the administration of Palestine for 1932 gives the figures of spirits released for consumption in that year as compared with previous years. The figures for 1931 and 1932 were as follow:
1595W This report was considered by the Permanent Mandates Commission in 1933. The annual report for 1933 has not yet been prepared.
Litres. 1931 … … … 385,720 1932 … … … 391,567