HC Deb 13 April 1961 vol 638 c458
2. Sir J. Duncan

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware that there is a Purchase Tax of 4s. 10d. on a 30s. half gallon tin of terebene balsam, a Purchase Tax of 6s. 5d. on a 35s. two-gallon drum of Foot-rot wash and 6s. 6d. Purchase Tax on a 40s. drum of fluke and worm drench all of which are agricultural medicines for the treatment of sheep; and if he will exempt from Purchase Tax these and all other agricultural medicines for the treatment of farm animals.

Mr. Barber

I cannot anticipate my right hon. and learned Friend's Budget statement.

Sir J. Duncan

I expected my hon. Friend to say that. Is my hon. Friend aware that this tax increases the cost of the production of food?

Mr. Barber

We will certainly bear that in mind. I would point out that all the medicines to which my hon. Friend refers—terebene balsam, foot-rot wash and fluke and worm drench—qualify for exemption if put up in a non-proprietary form.