Excise Revenue (Beer and Whisky).

Oral Answers to Questions — Ireland. – in the House of Commons on 18th May 1922.

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Photo of Sir Patrick Hannon Sir Patrick Hannon , Birmingham Moseley


asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he can arrange to show separately in the Weekly Revenue Return the Excise revenue from beer and whisky?


I regret that I cannot see my way to adopt my hon. Friend's suggestion. Weekly figures tend to be misleading owing to special circumstances affecting clearances, etc., from time to time. Figures relating to such a period would, therefore, afford no reliable index to the state of the revenue, and would inevitably lead to mistaken inferences.