Spirits Duty (Perfumery).

Oral Answers to Questions — Education. – in the House of Commons on 11th May 1922.

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Photo of Sir Charles Lyle Sir Charles Lyle , West Ham Stratford


asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he is aware that the present duty of 74s. per proof gallon on perfumery is crippling the industry; whether he will consider the question of separating the perfumery trade from the potable spirits industry and a lower and different duty for the trade; and, if this is not possible, whether he can see his way to amend the existing law to permit of perfumery being manufactured in bond for home trade, and to enable manufacturers to mature the spirit in bond and so release capital?

Photo of Sir Robert Horne Sir Robert Horne , Glasgow Hillhead

I am aware that representations have been made in the sense mentioned by my hon. Friend, but I am unable to adopt either of his suggestions.