Clause 11 — Rates of alcoholic liquor duty
Surface Water and Highway Drainage Charges (Exemption) Bill
Robert Goodwill (Shadow Minister, Transport; Scarborough and Whitby, Conservative)
Notwithstanding the point that Rob Marris made about energy prices, which have an impact on beer prices, is my right hon. Friend aware that the price of malting barley has been rising in the past three weeks? It is now 25 per cent. higher than it was in the futures market in October, so that will wipe out any advantage from energy prices.