§ Mr. Win Griffiths
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much revenue was raised from taxes on tobacco and tobacco products in 1987–88.
§ Mr. Lilley
It is estimated that £5,766 million revenue was raised from taxes (excise duty and VAT) on tobacco products. Of this, £1,000 million is estimated to have come from VAT (based on consumers' expenditure on tobacco) and the rest from excise duty.