§ Mr. A. Lewis
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will publish in HANSARD a table giving details of forms of new taxation introduced by his Department between October, 1951, and January, 1964; to what extent these and the various taxes in operation in October, 1951, have risen; and what has been the percentage rise in each of these taxes between October, 1951, and January, 1964.
§ Mr. Green
New forms of taxation introduced between October, 1951, and January, 1964, were the excess profits levy, which ran from 1st January, 1952, to 31st December, 1953, the television licence duty, which was introduced in the 1957 Finance Act and abolished in the 1963 Finance Act, and the television advertisement duty, which was introduced in the 1961 Finance Act. Major extensions to existing taxes have been the duty on heavy oils introduced in 1961, the extension of Purchase Tax to confectionery, soft drinks and ice cream in 1962 and the extension of Income Tax to short-term gains in the same year.
As regards the second and third parts of the Question, I would refer to the answer which I gave in reply to a Question by the hon. Member on 19th February, 1964. The following table gives figures for the yield of the television advertisement duty, which was not referred to in that Question.
—— 1961 1962 1963 Television advertisement duty (£ million) 4 8 8