§ 81. Mr. Marples
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much French wine under 25 degrees was imported for the six months ended 30th September, in each of the years 1938, 1939 and 1950; how much was in bottle and how much in cask; and what duty was collected from the bottled wines and from the wines in cask, respectively.
§ Mr. Jay
Full information in the form requested is not available, but particulars corresponding to the Question as nearly as possible are given in the table below. As wine is normally stored on importation in bonded warehouse, duty being 85W paid only on withdrawal for home consumption, receipts of duty cannot be related to quantities imported in any particular period. Particulars of the quantities
Period Imports in cask* of French wine not exceeding 25° Period (April—Sept.) Quantities of French wine (not exceeding 25°) duty paid and receipts of duty Wine imported in bottle Wine imported in cask Quantity Duty Receipts Quantity Duty Receipts gallons gallons £ gallons £ Calendar year 1938 … … 946,614 1938 297,138 216,263 449,553 89,911 Calendar year 1939 … … 919,629 1939 292,521 212,622 426,713 85,379 April-September, 1950 … … 485,000 (approx.) 1950 276,264 488,906 519,281 337,532 * Corresponding particulars for wine in bottle are not available.