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Scotch Whisky (Wholesale Prices)

Volume 437: debated on Friday 16 May 1947

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asked the Minister of Food in view of the Government's decision to increase the export of Scotch whisky and to decrease the amount available for distribution in the United Kingdom, what is now the price per bottle at which whisky is shipped to the U.S.A., compared with the cost of a similar bottle to a British subject resident in the United Kingdom, based on the wholesale controlled price.

I understand that the wholesale price of Scotch whisky for home consumption is 4s. 3½d. per bottle not including duty and that the ruling export price is per bottle. The price of whisky both for, sale in this country and for export, is, however, a matter for the trade to decide, and the Scotch Whisky Association has recently issued a statement on this question.