HC Deb 19 July 1977 vol 935 c473W
Mr. Hordern

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the proportion taken up by duties and taxes of the cost of a typical packet of 20 cigarettes in the United Kingdom, the United States of America, France and West Germany.

Mr. Robert Sheldon

It is difficult to obtain strictly comparable information for the various countries. The following estimates are believed to give a reasonable indication of taxation on cigarettes as percentages of the retail price.

(a) United Kingdom 73
(b) United States 45
(c) France 72
(d) West Germany 69

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