§ Mr. Teeling
asked the Minister of Food why we are importing 30,000 bottles of beer from Norway; how much we are paying Norway per bottle; and at what price are these bottles to be resold in Great Britain.
§ Mr. Strachey
Imports of beer are permitted from various European countries, including Norway. The controlled price of all bottled beer sold in catering establishments is 1s. 8d. per half pint. The price of beer in public houses is not controlled. The beer is imported by private traders under licence and I am not prepared to indicate the price paid.