asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many proof gallons of home-made spirits were, during the year ending 31st March, 1928, distilled in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland, re-warehoused on re-importation, retained for consumption in Great Britain and Northern Ireland, exported, exported as medical preparations, used for ships' stores, fortifying wines, &c., used in arts and manufactures, methylated, and 1191W allowed as deficiencies, respectively; the number of home-made spirits remaining in bond on 1st April, 1928; the number of proof gallons of imported spirits duty paid and retained for consumption during the year ending 31st March, 1928, namely, brandy, rum, geneva, and other unenumerated spirits, tested, not tested, and perfumed; and the number of proof gallons of imported spirits used during the year ended 31st March, 1928, for methylation and for arts and manufactures, respectively?
§ Mr. CHURCHILL
The figures asked for are as follow:
Home-made Spirits Proof gallons. Distilled in England and Northern Ireland 12,391,868 Distilled in Scotland 18,988,437 Re-warehoused on re-importation, etc. 28,698 Retained for consumption in Great Britain and Northern Ireland 11,678,189 Exported 7,362,132 Exported as medical preparations 190,193 Used for ships' stores, fortifying wines, etc. 358,840 Used in arts and manufactures 756,852 Methylated 9,135,515 Allowed as deficiencies, etc. 3,184,893 Remaining in bond on 31st March, 1928 149,923,563
Imported Spirits. Proof gallons. Duty-paid and retained for consumption: Brandy 582,201 Rum 895,288 Geneva 88,801 Other unenumerated spirits, tested 234,796* Not tested 1,072† Perfumed 20,120† Used for methylation 597,801 Used for arts and manufactures 884,628 * Includes the quantity contained in perfumery, soap and varnish. †Liquid gallons.
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the net amounts he derived from duties at 72s. 6d., 73s. 6d., and 74s. per proof gallon, respectively, on spirits manufactured in Great Britain 1192W and Northern Ireland during the year ended 31st March, 1928?
§ Mr. CHURCHILL
The approximate net amounts of revenue derived from the undermentioned rates of duty on spirits manufactured in Great Britain and Northern Ireland during the year ended 31st March, 1928, were as follow:
Rates of Duty. Net Amounts of Revenue. Proof gallon. £ s. d. £ 3 12 6 34,790,000 3 13 6 4,000 3 14 0 5,363,000