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SUGAR. Of refined SUGAR and SUGAR CANDY there were imported
The duty on Sugar from British Possessions into which foreign sugar is prohibited was, from July 12, 1848, 17s. 4d. per cwt.; from July 5, 1849, 16s.; from July 5, 1850, 14s. 8d.; from other British Possessions, at the same periods, the rates were 22s., 20s. 4d., and 18s. 8d. per cwt.; on Foreign Sugars they were 26s. 8d,, 24s. 8d., and 22s. 8d.
BRITISH SPIRITS.-The total number of proof gallons distilled in the year ending Jan. 5, 1851, was 25,844,887, of which 5,913,424 gallons were distilled in England, 11,638,429 in Scotland, and 8,293,034 in Ireland. The number of gallons on which duty was paid for consumption was 23,862,585. The total amount of duty was £5,948,467 19s., of which £3,654,842 4s. was paid by England, £1,305,880 19s, by Scotland, and £987,774 16s. by Ireland. In the year 2,623,656 gallons were imported into England from Scotland, and 828,138 gallons from Ireland. The higher duty of 7s. 10d. per gallon has to be paid on the transfer; the duty in Scotland is 3s. 8d. per gallon, in Ireland 2s. 8d. per gallon. On the 5th Jan. 1851 there were in bonded stores 65,364 gallons in England, 1,686,874 in Scotland, and 4,896,846 in Ireland.
BRITISH SPIRITS,-British Spirits exported to the Colonies and to Foreign Parts in 1849 and 1850:
FOREIGN WINE Imported, the Quantities upon which Duty has been paid for Home Consumption, and the Quantities Exported; also the Quantities retained for Home Consumption, for the year ending Jan. 5, 1851,
FOREIGN, COLONIAL, and CHANNEL ISLAND SPIRITS Imported, Exported, Retained for Home Consumption, &c., in the year ended
SWEETS OF MADE WINES.-In the year 1850 there were imported into England
Sweets or Made Wines..
Sweet Spirits of Nitre Tinctures The duty on the Made Wines is 6d. per gallon in Scotland, 74d. in Ireland; on Ether, 10s. 5d. in Scotland, 12s. 11d. in Ireland; on Sweet Spirits of Nitre, 6s. 3d. in Scotland, 7s. 9d. in Ireland; and on Tinctures, 48. 2d. in Scotland, and 5s. 2d. in Ireland.
BEER, MALT, AND HOPS.--In the year from October 10, 1849, to October 10, 1850, the total number of BREWERS licensed was--in England, 2,281; in Scotland, 151; in Ireland, 95; Total, 2,527. The total number of LICENSED VICTUALLERS was-in England, 59,676; in Scotland, 14,971; in Ireland, 13,793; total 88,440. Of PERSONS LICENSED to SELL BEER (in England) only, there were 38,658, of which number 3,350 were licensed for selling Beer not to be drunk on the premises. By these classes collectively there were used for brewing within the same period, 3,787,003 quarters of MALT. The quantity of Malt made was 5,183,617 quarters. The number of acres growing Hops in England in 1850 was 43,127; the number of pounds weight charged with duty was 48,537,669; on which the duty amounted to 424,7027., being an average of 91. 17s. per acre. The average duty per acre for 14 years (1837-1850) has been 61. 4s. 6d. per acre. 270,511 lbs. of British Hops and 1,952 cwts. of Foreign Hops were exported; and 6,481 cwts. imported, chiefly from Belgium and the United States of America.
COTTON WOOL.-The importations of Cotton Wool from the British West Indies and Guiana, from Mauritius, and from British Possessions in India, have been as follows in the last seven years:
BRITISH MANUFACTURES of COTTON, including TwIST and YARN, showing the quantity and declared value Exported from the United Kingdom to all parts of the world.
£ £ £ Lbs. 1848 1,096,751,823 15,710,857 714,624 3,728,909 327,888 135,831,162 5,927,831 22,681,200 1849 1,337,536,116 18,794,964 847,806 4,955,259 428,276 149,502,281 6,704,089 26,775,135 1850 1,358,182,941 20,530,435 903,412 4,357,195 439,850 131,370,3686,383,704 28,257,401
WOOL.-The importation of Foreign Wool for 1850 amounted to 74,326,778 lbs.; of which 440,751 lbs. were from Spain; 9,166,731 lbs. from the Hanseatic Towns, Oldenburg, Hanover, and Mecklenburg; 8,733,856 lbs. from other countries of Europe; 5,296,648 lbs. from South America; 5,709,529 lbs. from the Cape of Good Hope; 3,473,252 lbs. from the British East Indies; 39,018,221 lbs. from British Australia; and 2,487,790 lbs. from all other parts.
LINEN YARN.-Quantities of LINEN YARN exported from the United Kingdom into France in the following years:
British Iron, Exported.
Bolt and Rod Iron.
IRON.-British and Foreign Iron and Hardware Exported and Imported in the years ending Jan. 5, 1850, and Jan. 5, 1851.
16,548 16 2 27
Of these there were re-exported, in 1850, 5,035 tons of unwrought iron, 1,207 tons of unwrought steel, and £17,862 of wrought iron and steel. In 1851, 5,996 tons of unwrought iron, 648 tons of unwrought steel, and £33,139 of the wrought iron and steel entered at value.
LEAD and LEAD ORE, COPPER and COPPER ORE, TIN, ZINC and ZINC ORE, imported into and exported from the United Kingdom, in the year ending January 5, 1851.
Amount of duty on Pig and Sheet Lead only, retained for home consumption, 6,941 tons 17 cwts., was 8721. 6s. 8d.
Pig and Rolled Lead.
The others are
tons. ewts. qr. lbs.
165 17 0 0