I am not able at the moment to say when the proposed Bill will be introduced. The duty on imported malting barley will be collected at the brewery, distillery, or malt-house, and I do not think the price of feeding barley will be affected.
asked the Minister of Agriculture whether, in framing any Measure dealing with the duty on imported malting barley, he will consider means whereby the screenings taken out of malting barley after delivery at the malting or brewery will be exempt from such duty, in view of the fact that they can only he used for feeding purposes?
The Government did not consult either of the industries concerned in regard to the policy of a duty on imported malting barley. The discussion with the brewers was limited to the possible effect of the imposition of such a duty upon the arrangement made with them as to the immediate lowering of retail prices by 1d. a pint, following the passing of the Budget Resolution.