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Taxation: Alcoholic Drinks

Volume 472: debated on Tuesday 4 March 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make taxation of alcoholic products proportionate to the amount of alcohol in the product. (191291)

Decisions on the appropriate levels of excise duty are made on a Budget-by-Budget basis, taking into account all relevant factors. These include the particular circumstances of the industry concerned and the Government’s spending priorities.