HC Deb 17 March 1964 vol 691 c143W
Mr. Farr

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he is aware that dental surgeons have to pay Purchase Tax on Citanest 30 when a comparative product, Xylocaine, is tax free; and if he will exempt the former from tax.

Mr. M. Macmillan

A recent application for Citanest 30 to be added to the exempt list of essential drugs and medicines has been referred by the Customs for consideration by the Ministry of Health, whose recommendation is required by Section 17(3) of the Purchase Tax Act, 1963, before a direction for exemption can be given.