§ Sir E. CAMPBELL
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether he will state, in respect of the year ended 30th September, 1936, the output of distilleries in England, Scotland, and Ireland; the number of distilleries at work in each country and the materials used by distillers; and whether he will arrange for the output figures to be split up into three categories: output of grain distillers, output of malt distillers, and plain spirit for rectification?
§ Lieut.-Colonel COLVILLE
During the year ended 30th September, 1936, the output of distilleries was 38,034,091 proof gallons in England and Northern Ireland, and 21,998,272 proof gallons in Scotland; the numbers of distilleries at work were nine in England, 66 in Scotland, and one in Northern Ireland; the materials used by distillers were malt 1,398,277 cwts., unmalted grain 1,835,417 cwts. and molasses 6,168,492 cwts. I regret that information is not available to enable me to answer the last part of the question.