HC Deb 05 August 1966 vol 733 c204W
Mr. James Hamilton

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he is aware that publicans and hoteliers, because of the 10 per cent. increase in tax on wines and spirits, have added approximately a further 10 per cent. to the price of the commodities; as this is in conflict with Government policy, if he will take steps to stop it; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. John Mackie

I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply given by my right hon. Friend to the hon. Member for Glasgow, Cathcart (Mr. Edward M. Taylor) on 3rd August.