HC Deb 16 July 1934 vol 292 cc793-5W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what was am number of bulk barrels of beer retained for consumption in England and Scotland, respectively, during the year ended 31st March, 1934, distinguishing home-made and imported, and the number of barrels exported during the same year?


Information is not available as to quantities of beer retained for consumption in England and Scotland respectively, but the quantities upon which duty was paid in the year ending 31st March, 1934, were as follow:

the Employment Exchanges in the county of Kent for the month of June, 1934?


The following table gives the information desired:

England (wigh Northern Ireland). Scotland
(Bulk Barrels). (Bulk Barrels)
Home-made 18,645,000 1,256,000
Imported 1,264,000 12,000

Figures of exports of beer in bulk barrels are not available earlier than May, 1933; the exports during the 11 months May, 1933, to March, 1934 (both inclusive), were 204,851 bulk barrels of home-made beer exported and 17,602 bulk barrels of imported beer re-exported.