Beer Taxation and Pubs

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 2:37 pm on 28th March 2019.

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Photo of Ruth Smeeth Ruth Smeeth Labour, Stoke-on-Trent North 2:37 pm, 28th March 2019

My hon. Friend has touched on the fact that there are differential duties. Does he agree that it is ludicrous that there is still, in effect, a subsidy for cider producers whose products contain high levels of alcohol, when that is not the case for beer? There needs to be a level playing field across sector.