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Alcoholic Drinks (Excise Duty)

Volume 15: debated on Wednesday 16 December 1981

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what were the receipts of excise duty on spirits, wines, made wines, beer and cider and perry for 1980–81; and by what amount they fell short of the receipts of £2,825 million for alcoholic drinks in 1980–81 which he expected to receive at the time of the March 1980 Budget.

Receipts in 1980–81 were £2,602 million—provisional—£223 million less than the March 1980 estimate.