Beer Duty.

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance. – in the House of Commons on 3rd May 1932.

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Photo of Sir Frank Sanderson Sir Frank Sanderson , Ealing


asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the nature of his reply to the representations made to him from the brewery trade to the effect that if he would reduce the emergency duty on beer by one-half, namely, from 31s. 6d. to 15s. 9d., the trade would be prepared to reduce the price to the consumer by 1d. per pint?


No such representations have been made to me from the brewing trade.

Photo of Sir Frank Sanderson Sir Frank Sanderson , Ealing

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the question as printed is not as I handed it in?


I could not be aware of that.

Photo of Mr Edward North Mr Edward North , Nuneaton


asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury in view of the disparity, amounting to many millions, between the estimated revenue from the Beer Duties and the actual revenue therefrom in the years from 1923–24 to the present day, whether he will state the reasons for this disparity in each of those years?

Photo of Mr Walter Elliot Mr Walter Elliot , Glasgow Kelvingrove

The reasons for the disparities to which my hon. and gallant Friend refers are, as he no doubt realises, a matter of conjecture. In general it may be said that the consumption of beer is affected by a number of variable factors, mainly trade and employment.