Alcoholic Drinks: Prices
Frank Field (Birkenhead, Labour)
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his estimate is of the average real price of units of alcohol (a) consumed in pubs and (b) bought in retail outlets for each main unit of alcohol over the last (a) 10 and (b) 20 years; and if he will make a statement.
Angela Eagle (Parliamentary Secretary, HM Treasury; Wallasey, Labour)
A 10-year comparison of the latest available annual figures is shown below. A 20-year comparison is not available.
|Average real (2007) prices|
|Beer (Pint)||Wine (75cl bottle)||Whisky (70cl bottle)|
Real prices do not reflect affordability, which will include measures of, for instance, consumer income.