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Volume 205: debated on Friday 13 March 1992

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To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make it his policy in the EC Council of Ministers to resist proposals that cider should be taxed as wine.

The Government support the industry's case for a separate tax category for cider and perry. We shall continue to oppose any proposal which would require cider and perry to be subject to the same rates of duty as wine.