House of Lords written question – answered on 23rd February 2010.

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Photo of Lord Jones of Cheltenham Lord Jones of Cheltenham Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will alter the relative levels of taxation of beer and spirits.

Photo of Lord Myners Lord Myners Parliamentary Secretary, HM Treasury

At Budget 2008, the Chancellor announced that alcohol duty rates on all products would increase by 2 per cent above indexation up to and including 2013. All taxes are kept under review.

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