§ Mrs. Dunwoody
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the effect on the United Kingdom economy of holidaymakers purchasing goods duty paid abroad. 
§ Dawn Primarolo
Customs' latest estimate of the retail value of alcohol and tobacco products purchased duty paid in other EU member states for personal importation into the United Kingdom is given in the table. The figures shown are for the year ending 30 June 1996.
Legitimate cross-border shopping £ million Product type Retail value Beer 175 Wine 450 Spirits 185 Tobacco products 95 Total 905
Figures have been independently rounded £5 million. Components may not therefore sum to the totals given.
Customs have no estimate of the value of other goods purchased duty-paid by UK residents abroad.