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BREWERS HUGE PROFITS MR BOXAR r A AY'S EIGHTY PER II CENT. SHARE. Mr Alden, .;on the House of Commons on Wedne-da.v. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he was aware of the inflated profits of the breweries and the liquor trade gener- ally during the last yevir owing to the permissi'Ti tc) iiicrc-.i-e the urice of in- toxication Kquors. nrd what at- tit,, he proposed *o take. Mr Eonar L'm- said that he was aware ',)ic,.t liisli profits had recently been i >dc by the liquor trade. These were to the excess profits tax of 80 lJ£>1' cent. Mr Pringle: In view of the fact that this is the worst of the three enemies we a.re fighting, is tins trade to be allowed to earn- away the loot? Mr Bonar Law: We are certainly taking away a. large share of it. Mr Chancellor: Is is the intention of the Government to make a present of a million sterling to this trade next vear, as was done last year ? Mr Bonar Law: If I am ChajiccUor of the Exchqner I shall not make a I present of a million to anÿ trade. (Laughter).

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