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Beer Duty

Volume 155: debated on Wednesday 21 June 1922

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether any country in the world pays so high a duty upon beer as does Great Britain; and whether he can hold out any prospect of a lighter burden in future for this particular trade?

The information available does not enable me to reply to the first part of the question. As regards the second part, my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer is, of course, unable to anticipate, future Budgets.