HC Deb 07 December 1939 vol 355 c829W
Mr. McGhee

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will state the quantities of imported wines with the countries of origin; and the principal classes of sparkling wines retained for consumption for the year ended 31st March, 1939?

Sir J. Simon

The information required is as follows:

Imported Wines Gallons.
Germany 336,614
France 1,858,892
Portugal 3,995,233
Madeira 29,052
Spain (Red Wine) 142,669
Spain (White Wine) 3,182,476
Italy 506,025
Other foreign countries 95,262
British South Africa 1,470,940
Australia 3,257,735
Other British countries 350,008
Grand total 15,224,906

Principal classes of Sparkling Wine retained for consumption.
Champagne 482,382
Saumur 9,191
Burgundy 9,735
Hoch 8,320
Moselle 11,630
Other 39,780
Total 561,038