HC Deb 04 August 1939 vol 350 cc2840-1W
Captain Elliston

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he can now give the House any further indication of his intention with reference to the Medicine Stamp Duties?

Sir J. Simon

Yes, Sir. I have been in consultation with my right hon. Friend the Minister of Health, and we propose jointly to appoint a Committee to examine the whole question. I am not yet in a position to announce the precise terms of reference, but the intention is that the Committee's Inquiry shall cover both the control and the taxation aspects of the question.