§ 70. Mr. Nabarro
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware that a wide range of goods in use by all sections of the community are still subject to Purchase Tax at rates varying from 50 per cent. downwards; and whether, with a view to the achievement of price reductions wherever possible, he will undertake to set an example in this matter by substantially reducing the higher ranges of Purchase Tax at the earliest possible opportunity.
§ 71. Mr. Nabarro
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what organisations have so far submitted to him representations urging reductions in various categories of Purchase Tax; and from which of these organisations he has received or proposes to receive deputations before opening his next Budget.95W
§ Mr. Barber
This information could not be published without the consent of the organisations concerned. I think it is fair to assume that those which wish for publicity for this aspect of their activities have already obtained it.
§ Mr. Nabarro
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has recently examined the present effect of the 50 per cent. Purchase Tax imposed on television sets on the export trade in British television apparatus; whether he will state the results of his inquiry into that matter; and what remedial action he proposes to take.
§ Mr. Barber
The effects of taxation are comprehensively reviewed before the Budget; but I cannot anticipate my right hon. Friend's decisions.