§ 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.