HC Deb 01 July 1997 vol 297 cc117-8W
Mr. Barron

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much revenue was raised from each of the taxes payable on each category of tobacco product in the last year for which figures are available. [4506]

Dawn Primarolo

The amounts raised from excise duty and VAT are as shown for the financial year 1995–96.

£ million
Duty VAT
Cigarettes 6,883 1,570
Cigars 131{*B}
Hand-rolling tobacco 225{*B} 140
Other smoking and chewing tobacco 52{*B}

Value added tax has been estimated from Office for National Statistics figures for consumers' expenditure on tobacco.

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