§ 11. Mr. Bulmer
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will consider it appropriate to consult an industry or company before introducing tax changes that would raise its wholesale prices by 20 per cent or more.
§ Mr. Joel Barnett
We always bear in mind the impact of tax changes on industries and companies. Whether or not it is appropriate to consult a particular industry or company before introducing a particular tax change depends on the prevailing circumstances.