HC Deb 17 November 1971 vol 826 c164W
Mr. Grimond

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what was the total amount raised by the Exchequer last year from taxes on Scotch whisky.

Mr. Higgins

In 1970 excise duty totalling £198.5 million was paid on mature British spirits. It is estimated Scotch whisky accounted for more than 99 per cent. of this figure.