§ Mr. Stokes
asked the Minister of Food whether he will issue instructions that wine and spirit merchants are to draw the same amount of spirit from bond as they did in the year 1939, thereby bringing funds into the Exchequer and easing the present short supply of whisky and other spirits.
§ Colonel Llewellin
No, Sir. In view of the fact that since the end of 1941 no cereals have been allocated for the production of potable spirit, I am not prepared to give any directions at the present time for the release of an increased quantity of whisky for current consumption.