asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what are his forecasts for total excise duty receipts for the financial years (a) 1981–82 and (b) 1982–83 broken down by spirits, beer, wine, cider and perry, respectively.
I regret that final figures for receipts in 1981–82 are not yet available. The estimated outturns and the forecasts for 1982–83, made at the time of the 1982 Budget are:
|£ million||£ million|
|Wine (including made-wine)||482||540|
|Cider and perry||18||20|