will give in the next Budget some relief in regard to the Beer Tax, which has been increased from 7s. 9d. to £5 per barrel, or much over 1,000 per cent., and which falls almost entirely on the poorer classes of the community; and whether at the same time he will abolish the special club tax on beer?
Is the hon. Gentleman aware that there is an enormous reduction in the amount of beer being manufactured, and does he realise that unless something be done in the next Budget he will have the same result as happened in the case of the champagne and cigar duties, and he will lose a great deal of revenue?