§ 62. Mr. Cliffe
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if, in view of the fact that the removal of the add-to agreement has not resulted in any improvement in the furnishing industry, he will now remove the Purchase Tax altogether.
§ Mr. Barber
The intention of my right hon. Friend the President of the Board of Trade is not to remove add-to agreements, but to permit them. The necessary Order has not yet been laid, and it is therefore too early to assess the effect of this proposal on the furniture industry; but in any case, I could not anticipate my right hon. Friend the Chancellor's Budget decisions.