HC Deb 19 March 1985 vol 75 c464W
Mr. Donald Stewart

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what revenue arose from excise duty on spirits in the most recent year for which figures are available; and what part of the total came from duty on Scotch whisky.

Mr. Lawson

Spirits duty receipts amounted to £1,702 million in 1983–84, of which it is estimated that a little under half was attributable to Scotch whisky.