§ 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.