HC Deb 21 May 1973 vol 857 c22W
Mr. Knox

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what was the amount of revenue collected in purchase tax on food in 1970, 1971 and 1972.

Mr. Higgins

Following is the information:

Net receipts of purchase tax on food:
Year for human consumption £ million pet foods £ million
1970 127 15
1971 137 16
1972 130 16
The foods liable to purchase tax were confectionery, soft drinks, ice cream, potato crisps, salted nuts and the like, and prepared pet foods.