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Spirits

Volume 155: debated on Monday 12 June 1922

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the number of proof gallons of home-made spirits distilled during the year ended 31st March, 1922; exported during the same year; retained for home consumption during the same year; exported as medicinal preparations during the same year; used in fortifying wines, etc., during the same year; used in arts and manufactures during the same year; methylated during the same year; allowed as deficiencies, etc., during the same year; remaining in bonded warehouses on the 31st March, 1922; the quantity of imported spirits duty paid and retained for home consumption during the year ended 31st March, 1922; brandy, rum, geneva, and other unenumerated spirits tested, not tested, and perfumed; and the quantity of imported spirits used for methylation and in arts and manufactures, etc.?

1. The quantity of home-made spirits distilled, the approximate quantities, under certain heads, distributed in the financial year ended 31st March, 1922; and the quantity remaining in bonded warehouses on 31st March, 1922, were as follow:

Proof Gallons.
Home-made spirits
Distilled36,597,788
Distributed:
Retained for home consumption14,536,226
Exported5,569,780
Exported as medicinal preparations137,558
Used in fortifying wines, etc.269,528
Used in arts and manufactures403,237

Proof Gallons.
Methylated5,022,358
Deficiencies allowed, etc.3,792,940
Remaining in bonded warehouses on 31st March, 1922144,210,170

2. The approximate quantities of imported spirits retained for home consumption in the financial year ended 31st March, 1022, were:

Proof Gallons
Brandy795,713
Rum1,803,161
Geneva96,868
Spirits, other sorts tested411,004
Liquid Gallons.
Spirits, not tested936
Spirits, perfumed7,114

3. The quantities of imported spirits used for methylation and in arts and manufactures in the financial year ended 31st March, 1922, were:

Proof Gallons.
Used for methylation982,741
Used in arts and manufactures65,746