Written Answers. - Duty on Alcohol.

Denis Naughten

Ceist:

267 Mr. Naughten asked the Minister for Finance his plans to reduce the duty on wine; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27842/01]

As the Deputy is no doubt aware it is not customary for the Minister for Finance to indicate in advance what measures, if any, will be taken in the budget. It is not my intention to break with this tradition.