HC Deb 29 January 1980 vol 977 cc583-4W
Mr. John Garrett

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer when his review of the Exchequer and Audit Act will be completed; and if he proposes to publish it before presenting new audit legislation.

Mr. Lawson

I refer the hon. Member to the answer my right hon. Friend the Chief Secretary gave the hon. Member for Kilmarnock (Mr. McKelvey) on 21 January 1980—[Vol. 977, c. 28–29]—in which it was indicated that the Government expect before long to publish a Green Paper on the role of the Comptroller and Auditor General.

Per cent.
1950 1960 1970 1979*
Table wine† 13 15 25 42
Fortified wine (15–18 per cent. alcohol)† .. .. 31 40
Beer 50 46 39 32
Cigarettes 72 69 69 70
Whisky 70–72 66 89 78
.. Price data not readily available.
* Includes VAT at 15 per cent.
†There is a particularly wide range of prices.

between company and corporation taxes, employer's social security contributions, local taxes and other taxation.

Mr. Peter Rees

The available information; is as follows; I regret that international sources do not show the amounts of other taxes paid by the corporate sector.

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