§ Mr. Morgan
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will now take 303W steps to ensure that all goods essential for personal sanitary protection shall henceforth be either exempt from, or zero rated under, value added tax.
§ Mr. Lawson
No. In a broadly-based tax like VAT many essential goods and services must be taxed, and it would not be appropriate to single out sanitary protection for special treatment.