HC Deb 10 May 1999 vol 331 c60W
Mr. Blunt

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the tax yield to the UK Exchequer of ending the duty-free concession at airports, and on aircraft, on(a) flights to Europe and (b) all flights assuming that with international agreement similar action was taken by other countries. [83352]

Dawn Primarolo

It is not possible to predict with any degree of certainty the additional revenue which will result from the abolition of duty-free sales(a) within Europe and (b) internationally. Estimates are sensitive to a whole range of assumptions about the nature of the successor regime and the post-abolition marketing strategies of the duty-free operators.