HC Deb 25 October 1973 vol 861 c730W
Mr. Ronald Brown

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will seek powers to ensure that where a sugar firm uses its packaging for political propaganda, designed to influence a future election, the cost of such activity in terms of material, machines and labour will not be allowable for tax purposes and must be declared as a political contribution in the company accounts.

Mr. Nott

Expenditure incurred for the purpose of influencing a future election is disallowable for tax purposes under the present law. The second part of the Question is a matter for my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry.

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