HC Deb 28 July 1967 vol 751 c332W
Mr. Ford

asked the President of the Board of Trade what was the total expenditure by the public in 1966 under each of the following headings, namely, tobacco, alcoholic drinks, sweets and confectionery, gambling; and what was the expenditure upon advertising in the same period.

Mr. MacDermot

I have been asked to reply.

The estimated total personal expenditure in 1966 on these items is as follows:—

£ million
Tobacco 1,504
Alcoholic drink 1,517
Sugar, preserves and confectionery 500
Gambling about 200

Separate figures for sweets and confectionery are not available. The figure quoted above includes sugar, jellies, jams, and other preserves. Official estimates of expenditure on advertising are not available but the Advertising Association has estimated that total expenditure on advertising and sales promotion in 1965 was about £590 million.