HC Deb 11 March 1991 vol 187 c375W
Mr. Amos

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what was the ratio of the price of an average priced packet of 20 cigarettes to the average weekly wage in each of(a) 1961, (b) 1971, (c) 1981 and (d) the latest year for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Maples

The table shows the average price of 20 cigarettes as a percentage of average gross weekly wages for adult male manual workers in manufacturing industries.

Per cent.
October 1961 1.4
October 1971 0.9
October 1981 0.8
October 1990 0.7

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