HC Deb 13 May 1983 vol 42 cc534-5W
Mr. George Robertson

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much has been spent by his Department on the value added tax exemptions campaign in the last 12 months.

Mr. Bruce-Gardyne

During the last 12 months Customs and Excise incurred the following expenditure on advertisements to inform the public of the new limits for exemption from registration for VAT.

National papers Provincial papers
£23,533.93 £1,749.30

There was no expenditure on radio or television advertising.

Sir William Elliott

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has yet reached a decision on the question of value added tax and the disposal of privately-owned works of art and other objects which have been on public view; and whether he will make a statement.

Mr. Bruce-Gardyne

Yes. A Treasury order will be made as soon as possible to exempt from VAT objects which are accepted in satisfaction of other tax debts or sold by private treaty to any of those bodies listed in paragraph 12 of schedule 6 to the Finance Act 1975, under the douceur arrangements.

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