HC Deb 05 March 1963 vol 673 c26W
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.