§ Mr. Goodhew
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what were the total sums spent on (a) cigarettes, cigars and pipe tobacco, (b) alcoholic drinks and (c) gambling of all forms, respectively, in the last year for which figures are available.
§ Mr. Denzil Davies
Following is the information:
TOTAL EXPENDITURE IN UNITED KINGDOM (at current prices) on: £ million 1975 (a) Cigarettes, cigars and pipe tobacco 2,741 (b) Alcoholic drink 5,123 (c) Betting and gaming 581
All the figures are preliminary estimates. The basis of estimating is described in "National Accounts Statistics: 84W Sources and Methods", HMSO, 1968. Total expenditure on alcoholic drink includes expenditure by United Kingdom businesses.