§ 77. Mr. Morley
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what discussions he has had in the European Economic Community Council of Ministers concerning the imposition of value added tax on public transport fares.
§ 78. Mr. Wilson
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is his policy towards proposals for the harmonisation of value added tax across the European Economic Community by 1992, as it affects transport matters; and if he will make a statement.
§ 79. Mr. Dunnachie
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what discussions he has had concerning the harmonisation of value added tax in the European Economic Community by 1992 and its implications for public transport fares; and if he will make a statement.
§ 80. Mr. George Howarth
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is his policy on the charging of value added tax on transport fares.72W
§ Mr. Brooke
The Economic and Finance Council has not yet had an opportunity to discuss the Commission's proposals for the approximation of value added tax. The Prime Minister has made it clear that the United Kingdom could not accept proposals that threaten to change our capacity to zero rate what we want to zero rate.
§ 82. Mr. Teddy Taylor
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what consultations he has had on the case to be presented by Her Majesty's Government at the European Court of Justice on 15 September in response to the case initiated by the European Economic Community Commission on the levying of value added tax on new housebuilding, electricity, gas and protective clothing.
§ Mr. Brooke
The Government have received representations from a large number of interested parties; full weight has been given to the views expressed in preparing the United Kingdom's defence to the European Commission's case.