HC Deb 26 January 1981 vol 997 c324W
Dr. Mabon

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much revenue was yielded by the excise duty on potable spirits in the first six months of the current financial year; whether this fell short of his forecast, and if so, by how much; and whether he has now revised his forecast for the 12-month period.

Mr. Peter Rees

[pursuant to his reply 15 January 1981, c. 626]: In the period from April to September 1980, revenue from the excise duty on spirits was about £320 million. It is contrary to normal practice to publish revised estimates of the forecast made at the time of the Budget.

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