HC Deb 12 December 1939 vol 355 cc1052-3W
Mr. Ammon

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will state the total quantities of spirits distilled in England and Wales, Scotland and Ireland during the year ended 31st March, 1939; and the number of distilleries actually at work in each country?

Sir J. Simon

The only figures available relate to the year ended 30th September, 1938, and these are:

Proof Gallons.
England, Wales and Northern Ireland 52,144,122
Scotland 33,082,904

The number of distilleries at work in the same period was:

England and Wales 10
Northern Ireland 3
Scotland 90