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Taxes And Duties

Volume 978: debated on Tuesday 12 February 1980

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what was the amount of tax or duty in percentage terms in the normal retail price on four star petrol, home heating oil and paraffin in each of the last 20 years immediately after the application of any alteration in the Budget for the appropriate year.

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what was the amount of tax or duty in percentage terms in the normal retail price on cigarettes in each of the last 20 years immediately after the application of any alteration in the Budget for the appropriate year.

It is estimated that for typical retail selling prices of standard tipped cigarettes, the duty and tax contents were probably of the order of:

(per cent.)
196069
196167
68*
196268
196368
196468
196570
196670
196770
196871
69*
196969
197069
197169
197268
197364
197470†
197569
197670
197771*
70
197870
197970
* In three of these years surcharges were imposed by means of the economic regulator.
†Includes VAT before the reduction of the rate to 8 per cent.