HC Deb 27 June 1996 vol 280 c231W
17. Mr. Harvey

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what plans he has to bring duties on beer into line with those in other EU member states. [33423]

Mr. Heathcoat-Amory

Any change that my right hon. and learned Friend the Chancellor makes to the level of beer excise duty will be a matter for his forthcoming Budget deliberations. In reaching his decisions he takes account of all relevant factors, including the rates of duty applied by our European partners.