HC Deb 24 July 1979 vol 971 c117W
26. Mr. Dobson

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what representations he has received concerning the extra cost to the National Health Service of the increase in the rate of value added tax.

Mr. Patrick Jenkin

I have received a number of representations from various parts of the NHS; I have made it clear that the costs of the increase in VAT will, as with other price increases, have to be absorbed within existing 1979–80 cash limits.

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