Skip to main content

Exchequer And Audit Act

Volume 977: debated on Tuesday 29 January 1980

The text on this page has been created from Hansard archive content, it may contain typographical errors.

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer when his review of the Exchequer and Audit Act will be completed; and if he proposes to publish it before presenting new audit legislation.

I refer the hon. Member to the answer my right hon. Friend the Chief Secretary gave the hon. Member for Kilmarnock (Mr. McKelvey) on 21 January 1980—[Vol. 977, c. 28–29]—in which it was indicated that the Government expect before long to publish a Green Paper on the role of the Comptroller and Auditor General.

Per cent.
1950196019701979*
Table wine†13152542
Fortified wine (15–18 per cent. alcohol)†....3140
Beer50463932
Cigarettes72696970
Whisky70–72668978
.. Price data not readily available.
* Includes VAT at 15 per cent.
†There is a particularly wide range of prices.

between company and corporation taxes, employer's social security contributions, local taxes and other taxation.

The available information; is as follows; I regret that international sources do not show the amounts of other taxes paid by the corporate sector.