HC Deb 15 February 1966 vol 724 cc201-2W
69. Sir C. Osborne

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what was the total expenditure on tobacco and alcohol for 1964 and 1965, respectively; and approximately how much per head of population this represents.

Mr. Diamond

Total consumers' expenditure in 1964 is estimated to have been £1,344 million on tobacco and £1,317 million on alcoholic drink, equivalent to about £25 and £24 per head of the total population. Complete figures for 1965 are not yet available but preliminary estimates suggest that expenditure in 1965 on both tobacco and alcoholic drink was higher than in 1964 in money terms.