HC Deb 20 May 1974 vol 874 c32W
Mr. Trotter

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the current annual expenditure per head on tobacco, alcohol, gaming and betting, respectively.

Dr. Gilbert

Following is the information:

Expenditure per head of home population in 1973
Tobacco £35
Alcoholic drink £66
Betting and gaming £8

The bases for the estimates of total expenditure are described in "National Accounts Statistics: Sources and Methods" HMSO 1968. The expenditure estimates have been divided by the mid-1973 estimate of the home population of the United Kingdom.