Skip to main content

Alcohol

Volume 714: debated on Thursday 12 November 2009

Questions

Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will research the health and financial consequences of awarding benefits to those with long-term excess alcohol consumption. [HL5935]

The Government have no current plans to conduct such research. Benefits are awarded to people on the basis of them meeting the conditions of entitlement. People who are dependent upon alcohol have to meet the same conditions of entitlement as any other claimant.

Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the income to HM Revenue and Customs from duty on alcohol in (a) 2005 to 2009, and (b) 1995 to 1999. [HL6187]

Total receipts from alcohol duty for 2005 to 2008 and 1995 to 1999 are shown in the tables below. 2009 data are not shown as they would be incomplete.

Alcohol Duty (£ million)

Alcohol Duty (£ million)

2005

7,969

1995

5,670

2006

7,813

1996

5,569

2007

8,103

1997

5,718

2008

8,689

1998

5,906

2009

n/a

1999

6,387

Alcohol receipts for 2000 onwards are published in the National Statistics Beer and Cider bulletin available at https://www.uktradeinfo.com/index.cfm?task=bullbeer. Historical alcohol receipts data are published in the Alcohol Factsheet available at https://www.uktradeinfo. com/index.cfm?task=factalcohol.