Written Answers. - Tax Yield.

Deirdre Clune

Question:

519 Ms Clune asked the Minister for Finance the estimated and actual revenue from the sale of tobacco products for each of the years from 1996 to 1998; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2113/99]

I am informed by the Revenue Commissioners that the revenue from the sale of tobacco products for each of the years from 1996 to 1998 is as follows:

Cigarettes

Excise

VAT

Other Tobacco Products

Excise

VAT

Total

Year

(£m)

(£m)

(£m)

(£m)

(£m)

1998

594.3

157.0

22.0

8.7

782.0

1997

551.6

141.0

21.0

8.0

721.6

1996

511.1

138.0

22.0

8.0

679.1

All of the VAT figures shown are estimated because VAT returns are not completed in a manner which would enable the yield from particular goods or services to be identified.
The 1998 excise figures are provisional at this stage.