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Beer Duty

Volume 389: debated on Thursday 6 May 1943

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the amount of duty on beer per standard barrel on 1st August, 1914, and 1st August, 1939, and at the present time, and the comparative consumption in standard barrels in the years 1914, 1939 and 1942?

The amounts of the beer duty per standard barrel have been and are:

£s.d.
1st August, 191479
1st August, 1939400
13th April, 194314110½
Comparative consumption:
Calendar YearStandard Barrels.
191434,190,000
193919,350,000
194218,670,000