Note: Where available, the PDF/Word icon below is provided to view the complete and fully formatted document
 Download Full Day's HansardDownload Full Day's Hansard    View Or Save XMLView/Save XML

Previous Fragment    Next Fragment
Thursday, 22 October 1931


Mr FORDE - On the 23rd September the honorable member for Henty (Mr. Gullett) asked the following questions, upon notice : -

1.   What was the total amount received in excise on spirit used for the fortification of wine for the twelve months ended the 30th June,1 931?

2.   What was the total quantity of wine, fortified with spirit, for the twelve months ended the 30th June,1931 - (a) upon which the excise duty on spirit was paid; and (b) upon which the excise duty on spirit was not paid?

3.   What was the quantity of sweet fortified wine exported for the twelve months ended the 30th June, 1931, the total amount of bounty paid thereon, and the total amount of excise duty on spirit used for fortification, rebated on a shipment of that wine?

4.   What was the total quantity of fortified sweet wine cleared for home consumption for the twelve months ended the 30th June, 1931?

5.   What was the total quantity of fortified wine in stock, upon which the excise on the spirit used for its fortification had not been paid on the 30th June, 1931?

I am now able to furnish the honorable member with the following information : -

1.   £225,789.

2. (a) 342,161 gallons; (b) 5,560,447 gallons. 3. (a) Quantity of fortified wine exported for twelve months ended the 30th June, 1931, equalled 2,111,006 gallons. (b) Total amount of bounty paid for twelve months ended the 30th June, 1931, equalled £165,009. This would not necessarily he bounty on the identical wine above-mentioned, as claims necessarily lag behind shipments. (c) There are four different rates of excise duty on spirit involved in some of these shipments, and some of it is exported direct from bond and some after being fortified with duty-paid spirit. It is impracticable to calculate the amount rebated on this particular wine.

4.   Fortified wine is not cleared specially for home consumption. The owner may either export under drawback or sell it locally at his option. No figures of home consumption are, therefore, available. It is estimated that the present consumption of sweet wine in Australia is approximately 3,000,000 gallons per annum.

5.   10,336,091 gallons.







Suggest corrections