§ Mr. Hunter
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the current price is of a packet of 20 cigarettes in(a) the United Kingdom, (b) Belgium, (c) France and (d) Germany. 
§ Dawn Primarolo
[holding answer 24 July 2000]: The price of a packet of 20 cigarettes will vary according to the brand and these prices are not available for other EU countries. The most popular price category (MPPC) for cigarettes in each of the EU member states is contained in the Excise Duty Tables published by the European Commission.