§ Mr. Barron
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what contribution to Treasury finance is made by taxation from tobacco consumed by children under 16 years of age in the United Kingdom.
§ Sir John Cope
It is estimated by the Office of Population Censuses and Surveys that around 842 million cigarettes are smoked each year by children between the ages of 11 and 15 in the United Kingdom. The excise duty on that number of cigarettes is about £65 million.