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Spirit Duty

Volume 389: debated on Thursday 6 May 1943

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the amount of duty per proof gallon chargeable on spirits on 1st August, 1914, 1st August, 1939, and at the present time; and the comparative consumption in proof gallons in the years 1914, 1939 and 1942, respectively?

The amounts of the basic (Excise) spirit duty per proof gallon have been and are:

1st August, 1914149
1st August, 19393126
13th April, 19437176
Comparative consumption:
Calendar YearProof Gallons