HC Deb 16 March 1973 vol 852 cc451-2W
Mr. Faulds

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will amend the special scheme for value added tax on works of art and antiques contained in Customs and Excise Notice 712 so that the certificate required from the purchaser under the provisions of paragraph 5 may be in a document other than the copy sales invoice if this is more convenient, provided it is cross-referenced to the copy invoice.

Mr. Higgins

Customs and Excise will consider such a variation in the requirements if the trader concerned applies giving details.

Mr. Skinner

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the estimated cost of the Government's planned advertisements for publicising VAT; and what will be the estimate for newspaper advertisements only.

Mr. Higgins

About £653,500, including £533,000 for newspaper advertisements.

Mrs. Renée Short

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will extend the list of regional newspapers selected for advertising the VAT campaign to include the Wolverhampton Express and Star so that all housewives in the West Midlands can be informed of the operation of this tax.

Mr. Higgins

No. I would refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave to the hon. Member for Colne Valley (Mr. David Clark) on 15th March.