HC Deb 14 July 1980 vol 988 c416W
Mr. Arthur

Lewis asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer to what extent his forecast of a 17.95 per cent. rise in total drinks revenue in the current year is likely to be achieved and to what extent the predicted shortfall in both production and consumption of dutiable drinks will affect his revenue returns.

Mr. Peter Rees

The revenue outturn for the year will be greatly influenced by what happens during the seasonal Christmas peak in wine and spirit consumption and it cannot be assumed that it will fall short of the Budget estimate.