§ 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. 
§ 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.