HC Deb 25 April 1972 vol 835 c226W
Mr. Torney

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer by what amount in £ sterling the revenue on wines and spirits, respectively, was increased in 1971 as a result of the increased wine and spirit clearances for the United Kingdom.

Mr. Higgins

The increases in revenue receipts from wines and spirits in 1971 as compared with 1970 were £14.9 million and £14.5 million respectively. Since duty rates were unchanged throughout this period, these increases resulted from changes in the level and pattern of duty-paid clearances.