HC Deb 12 May 1994 vol 243 c225W
15. Mr. Couchman

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what was the change in excise duty on alcoholic drink during(a) 1993–94, (b) 1992–93 and (c) 1991–92; and if he will make a statement.

Sir John Cope

In the March 1992 Budget excise duties on all alcoholic drinks were increased by 4.5 per cent. In March 1993 most of these duties increased by 5 per cent., while the duty on spirits remained unchanged. On 1 January 1994 most alcohol duties increased by 1.9 per cent. but the duties on beer and spirits remained unchanged. Full details are available in the Budget documents and the relevant legislation.

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