Gin Act 1689-1751

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Gin Act 1689-1751

Gin Act 1689

  • Gin import banned to encourage gin making in UK 
  • Cheap and popular among poor London 
  • More crime and increased death rate 
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Gin Act 1689-1751

Gin Act 1729 

  • Pay 5 shilling tax per gallon 
  • £20 lisence cost per annum 
  • Not effective as many small gin shops
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Gin Act 1689-1751

Gin Act 1736 

  • 20 shilling tax per gallon
  • £50 lisence per annum 
  • Not effective as easy to hide gin shops
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Gin Act 1689-1751

Gin Act 1743

  • Gin only sold in alehouses/distillerys
  • Not effective as Londoners drank 11 million gallons yearly.
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Gin Act 1689-1751

Gin Act 1751 

  • Selling gin illegally 
  • 1st = imprisoned
  • 2nd = whipped
  • 3rd = transported 
  • Most effective as gin drinking rreduced
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