HC Deb 18 April 1946 vol 421 c485W
Sir M. MacDonald

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will now state the quantities of malt and raw grain spirit and also the quantity of non-potable spirit produced in Great Britain and Northern Ireland in the year 1944–45.

Mr. Dalton:

The particulars which I think the hon. Member requires, of the quantities of spirits produced in the year ended 30th September, 1945, are as follow:

Proof gallons
Distilleries using malt only 3,692,258
Distilleries using malt and other materials 6,014,111
Distilleries using molasses only 36,688,798

These figures relate to the output of ethyl alcohol distilleries by the fermentation-distillation process. There is no separate classification for non-potable spirits.