HC Deb 08 February 1974 vol 868 cc477-8W
Mr. Weitzman

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware that value-added tax is added to the costs of an accused person incurred in his defence; and whether he will take steps to change this situation.

Mr. Higgins

VAT enters into the costs of parties to legal proceedings to the extent that it is charged on legal services and other relevant supplies.