HC Deb 05 July 1971 vol 820 cc297-8W
Mr. Deakins

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the cost to the national economy involved in bringing the lentgh of the average paid holiday for employed persons in the United Kingdom into line with that for the European Economic Community countries.

Mr. Higgins


Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, now that Her Majesty's Government have agreed to accept the terms and conditions for Great Britain's possible entry into the European Economic Community, he can state to what extent the United Kingdom will have to apply the 2 per cent. to 30 percent.

interested parties will be taken into account.

Mr. Hugh Jenkins

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what rates of tax under value-added tax are applied to newspapers, periodicals and books in the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Germany, Belgium, Denmark, France and Norway.

Mr. Higgins

Following is the information:

insurance premium taxes prevalent there; whether the common level of 15 per cent. will be applied; and to what extent he estimates this will increase the cost of living.

Mr. Higgins

I have nothing to add to the reply which I gave to the hon. Member on 20th April.—[Vol. 815, c.370–1.]

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