HC Deb 27 November 1995 vol 267 cc454-5W
Mr. Peter Bottomley

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) if he will list the excise duty receipts from spirits in each of the first six months of the present and the last tax year; [2140]

(2) if he has adjusted the forecast duty from spirits; [2142]

(3) if he will estimate the shortfall in estimated duty receipts from spirits for the current year. [2141]

Mr. Heathcoat-Amory

The table shows spirit duty receipts for the first six months of 1995–96 were approximately 93 per cent. of revenues in the first six months of 1994–95. The outturn for the whole of 1994–95 was £1.776 billion.

HM Treasury's summer economic forecast contained a figure of £1.9 billion spirits receipts in 1995–96. The next set of forecasts will be published on Budget day in the 1996–97 "Financial Statement and Budget Report".

£ million
Month 1995–96 1994–95
April 112 126
May 106 128
June 129 134
July 121 122
August 115 121
September 128 134

This information is published every month by the Central Statistical Office in "Financial Statistics", table 2.1D.

Mr. Bottomley

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when the Treasury model for tax on spirits was last adjusted. [2143]

Mr. Heathcoat-Amory

The models used for spirits duty receipts are reviewed regularly.