HC Deb 27 April 1971 vol 816 c63W
43. Mr. Rose

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will remove purchase tax from aquafilters in the interests of health.

Mr. Higgins

It would not be justifiable to select these articles for special treatment.

Mr. Gourlay

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he is aware of the prophylactic value of aquafilters for cigarette smokers; and if, in view of the need to arrest the spread of lung cancer, he will encourage the use of these filters by removing or reducing the imposition of 55 per cent. purchase tax.

Mr. Higgins

I would refer the hon. Member to my reply today to the hon. Member for Manchester, Blackley (Mr. Rose).

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