Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Levies on Creamery and Non-Creamery Butter.

asked the Minister for Agriculture if he will state for each year to date (a) the amounts of the levy per pound on creamery butter and non-creamery butter, respectively; (b) the amounts, respectively, realised by such levies for Saorstát Eireann; and (c) the amounts realised or estimated to have been realised by such levies in County Kerry.

Dr. Ryan

As the information asked for in (a) and (b) in the question comprises a great deal of tabular matter, I will have it circulated in the Official Report. The information necessary to deal with the third part of the question is not readily available, and the preparation of the required figures would entail a considerable amount of work. Moreover, even if the amount of levy on non-creamery butter paid by residents in County Kerry were ascertained, the information would be of little value, as there is no means of ascertaining the amount of levy appertaining to butter produced in County Kerry paid by merchants carrying on business outside that county.

1932-33.

RATES OF LEVY ON CREAMERY AND NON-CREAMERY BUTTER PRODUCED DURING THE YEAR ENDED 31ST MARCH, 1933.

RATES.

(1) Levy on Creamery and Non-Creamery butter in stock on 21st April, 1932

2d. per lb.

(2) Levy on Creamery and Non-Creamery butter produced from 21st April to 31st July, 1932, (except levy payable by scheduled societies and premises)

2d. per lb.

Special levy payable by societies and premises scheduled under Section 5 of the Dairy Produce (Price Stabilisation) Act, 1932

½d. per lb.

(3) Levy on Creamery and Non-Creamery butter produced from 1st August to 30th November, 1932 (including levy payable by scheduled societies and premises)

3d. per cwt.

There was no levy on butter produced during the period from 1st December, 1932, to 31st March, 1933.

1933-34.

RATES OF LEVY ON BUTTER PRODUCED DURING THE YEAR ENDED 31ST MARCH, 1934.

CREAMERY BUTTER.

Period

Rate

From 1st April to 31st July, 1933

3d. per lb.

From 1st August to 31st August, 1933

3¼d. per lb.

From 1st September to 31st October, 1933

2¾d. per lb.

From 1st November to 30th November, 1933

3d. per lb.

The levy payable by scheduled societies was one-half of the rates shown above.

NON-CREAMERY BUTTER.

Period

Rate

From the 1st to the 12th April, 1933

3d. per lb.

From the 13th April to 31st August, 1933

2d. per lb.

From the 1st September to the 30th November, 1933

3d. per cwt.

There was no levy on creamery or non-creamery butter produced during the period from 1st December, 1933, to 31st March, 1934.

1934-35.

RATES OF LEVY ON BUTTER PRODUCED DURING THE YEAR ENDED 31ST MARCH, 1935.

CREAMERY BUTTER.

Period

Rate

From 1st April to 16th September, 1934

3½d. per lb.

From 17th September to 30th November, 1934

4d. per lb.

The levy payable by scheduled societies as three-fourths of the rates shown above.

NON-CREAMERY BUTTER.

Period

Rate

From 1st April to 30th June, 1934

3d. per cwt.

Stocks at 30th June, 1934

2d. per lb.

From 1st July to 30th November, 1934

2d. per lb.

There was no levy on creamery or non-creamery butter produced during the period from 1st December, 1934, to 31st March, 1935.

1935-36.

LEVY ON HOME SALES OF BUTTER DURING THE YEAR ENDED 31ST MARCH, 1936.

CREAMERY BUTTER.

Period

Rates

Levy:

(1) On creamery butter manufactured after 31st March, 1935, and sold during the following periods:—

(a) From 1st April to 31st July, 1935

4 5/28d. per lb.

(b) Month of August, 1935

3¾d. per lb.

(c) 1st September to 30th November, 1935

3d. per lb.

(2) On creamery butter manufactured prior to the 1st December, 1935, and sold on or after that date

3d. per lb.

(3) On creamery butter manufactured during the month of December, 1935, and sold on or after 1st December, 1935

2d. per lb.

(4) On creamery butter manufactured between 1st January, 1936, and 31st March, 1936, and sold on or before 31st March, 1936

1 1/14d. per lb.

NON-CREAMERY BUTTER.

Period

Rates

Levy:

(1) On non-creamery butter acquired on or after 1st April, 1935, and sold during the period:—

(a) 1st April to 31st July, 1935

4?d. per lb.

(b) the month of August, 1935

3¾d. per lb.

(c) 1st September to 30th November, 1935

3d. per lb.

(2) On non-creamery butter manufactured prior to 1st December, 1935, and sold on or after that date

3d. per lb.

1935-36.

LEVY ON HOME SALES OF BUTTER DURING THE YEAR ENDED 31ST MARCH, 1936.

NON-CREAMERY BUTTER.

Period.

Rates

Levy:

(3) On non-creamery butter manufactured during December, 1935, and sold on or after 1st December, 1935

2d. per lb.

There was no levy on home sales of non-creamery butter manufactured during the period from 1st January to 31st March, 1936.

In addition to the foregoing rates, special rates of levy were fixed in respect of creamery and non-creamery butter cold stored under sanction of the Minister.

1936-37.

LEVY ON HOME SALES OF BUTTER DURING THE YEAR ENDED 31ST MARCH, 1937.

(a) CREAMERY BUTTER.

Period

Rate

Levy:

(1) On creamery butter manufactured during the period from 1st January to 31st March, 1936, and sold in April and May, 1936

1 1/14d. per lb.

(2) On other creamery butter sold in April and May, 1936

3 15/28d. per lb.

(3) On creamery butter sold in June and July, 1936

3 3/14d. per lb.

(4) On creamery butter sold as from 1st August to 30th November, 1936

2¼d. per lb.

(5) On creamery butter manufactured on or before 30th November, 1936, and sold during the period 1st December, 1936, to 31st March, 1937

2¼d. per lb.

(6) On creamery butter manufactured on or after 1st December, 1936, and sold during the period 1st December, 1936, to 31st March, 1937

1 1/14d. per lb.

(b) NON-CREAMERY BUTTER.

Period.

Rate.

Levy:

(1) On non-creamery butter manufactured on or before 30th November, 1935, and sold in April and May, 1936

3d. per lb.

(2) On non-creamery butter manufactured during December, 1935, and sold in April and May, 1936

2d. per lb.

(3) On non-creamery butter manufactured during the period from 1st January to 31st March, 1936, and sold in April and May, 1936

Nil.

(4) On non-creamery butter manufactured on or after 1st April, 1936, and sold during April and May, 1936

3d. per lb.

(5) On non-creamery butter sold during June and July, 1936

3d. per lb.

(6) On non-creamery butter sold during the period from 1st August to 30th November, 1936

2d. per lb.

(7) On non-creamery butter manufactured prior to 1st December, 1936, and sold during the period from 1st December, 1936, to 31st March, 1937

2d. per lb.

(8) On non-creamery butter manufactured on or after 1st December, 1936, and sold during the period from 1st December, 1936, to 31st March, 1937

Nil.

In addition to the foregoing rates, special rates of levy were fixed in respect of creamery and non-creamery butter cold stored under sanction of the Minister.

AMOUNT OF LEVIES ON CREAMERY AND NON-CREAMERY BUTTER COLLECTED DURING THE FIVE FINANCIAL YEARS TO 1936-37.

Creamery

Non-Creamery

£

s.

d.

£

s.

d.

1932-33

246,203

2

8

49,595

19

11

1933-34

849,081

15

8

46,203

16

2

1934-35

1,174,449

4

4

57,956

8

7

1935-36

512,612

0

7

33,864

10

8

1936-37

458,465

11

10

33,521

4

6

NOTE.—Up to 31st March, 1935, levy was imposed on butter produced; as from 1st April, 1935, levy was imposed only on butter sold in the home market.