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Excise Duties: Alcoholic Drinks

Volume 472: debated on Wednesday 27 February 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has any plans to (a) increase duty on alcoholic products and (b) link the rates of duty on alcoholic products to the amount of alcohol in the product. (189453)

Decisions on alcohol duty rates are made by the Chancellor as part of the Budget process.

Beer and spirits are already taxed in proportion to their alcoholic strength. Wine and cider are taxed according to strength bands as required by EU legislation.