78. Mr. Gresham Cooke
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware of the diversion of trade which has taken place from the unregistered retail stationer because of the Purchase Tax-free authorisation recently given to hospital authorities under the National Health Service; and what consultations he has had with the Stationers' Association of Great Britain in this matter.
Yes. The Stationers' Association wrote to me on this matter on 4th November, and I shall be replying within the next few days.