HC Deb 11 February 1982 vol 17 cc476-7W
Mr. Parry

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what representations he has received from the Brewers' Society concerning possible increases in duty on beer; what reply he has sent; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Bruce-Gardyne

[pursuant to his reply,10 February 1982, c. 389]: My right hon. and learned Friend received written representations from the Brewers' Society about the effect of duty increases on the brewing industry. These have been discussed at a meeting with representatives of the Brewers' Society who were assured that the points made in the representations would be taken into account in the framing of the forthcoming Budget.

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