Alcohol Expenditure (Hansard, 17 November 1987)
HC Deb 17 November 1987 vol 122 cc534-5W
Mr. Amess

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland (1) what information he has as to the total amount spent on alcohol for each of the years from 1972;

(2) what estimates are available to him as to the average total amount spent on alcohol per person in each of the years from 1972.

Mr. Lang

The table gives estimates, prepared by the Central Statistical Office, which are consistent with the United Kingdom figures for consumers' expenditure on alcoholic drink published in "United Kingdom National Accounts, 1986 edition" (the CSO Blue Book). These estimates are not comparable with those derived from the family expenditure survey.
Consumers' expenditure on alcoholic drink
Scotland £million £ per head of population
1972 284 54
1973 374 71
1974 420 80
1975 520 99
1976 597 114
1977 703 134
1978 777 149
1979 889 171
1980 984 189
Scotland £ million £ per head of population
1981 1,089 210
1982 1,141 221
1983 1,263 245
1984 1,469 285
1985 1,674 326

Information for 1986 will be available shortly.

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