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Excise Duties: Alcoholic Drinks

Volume 470: debated on Tuesday 15 January 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) if he will estimate the revenue which would be raised per annum by increasing duty on spirits by (a) one penny, (b) five pence, (c) 10 pence and (d) 20 pence; and if he will make a statement; (178026)

(2) if he will estimate the revenue which would be raised per annum by increasing duty on wines by (a) one penny, (b) five pence, (c) 10 pence and (d) 20 pence; and if he will make a statement.

The revenue effects of illustrative changes to alcohol duty are set out in table 6 on page 11 in the Tax Ready Reckoner, published alongside the pre Budget report and available at

http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk./media/1/F/pbr_csr07_taxreadyreckoner.pdf.

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what level of duty was charged on (a) spirits, (b) wines, (c) beer and (d) tobacco in each year since 1990; and if he will make a statement. (178028)