HC Deb 31 July 1975 vol 896 cc628-9W
67. Mr. Bryant Godman Irvine

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer on what authority value-added tax on hired television sets is being charged at 25 per cent.; and why sums paid to cover a 25 per cent. rate prior to 1st August are not repaid.

Mr. Robert Sheldon

This is the effect of the decision taken by the House during the Report stage of the Finance (No. 2) Bill on 17th July

Rear-Admiral Morgan-Giles

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer at what rate VAT is chargeable upon pumps for handling water supplies, and farm or domestic effluent.

Mr. Denzil Davies

25 per cent. in the case of electrically-operated pumps which are suitable for domestic use, 8 per cent. in all other cases.

Mr. Lambie

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer in view of the effects on United Kingdom trade of an imposition of VAT zero-rating on clothing and textiles by the Republic of Ireland with effect from 1st July 1975, if he will consider taking similar action for the United Kingdom.

Mr. Robert Sheldon

Young children's clothing is already zero-rated. My right hon. Friend has no plans to extend the relief to other clothing or to textiles.