Tuesday, 27 January 2004

Questions (220)

Richard Bruton

Question:

336 Mr. R. Bruton asked the Minister for Finance the most recent price comparisons which he has carried out North and South breaking down the price differences into the part made up by tax difference and the part made up by difference in pre-tax margins; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1856/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Finance)

The most recent price comparisons that have been carried out by the Revenue Commissioners are contained in the cross Border price survey of November 2003. This report provides a snapshot of the average retail prices of the main excisable commodities observed in the Dublin and Newry areas on 5th November 2003. The report provides a breakdown of the prices and tax on each product in the survey. I enclose a copy of the relevant table for your information.