§ Mr. Teddy Taylor
To ask the Prime Minister if she has advised the European Council of Her Majesty's Government's objection to the levying of value added tax on food, fuel, and children's clothing; and if she will make a statement.
§ The Prime Minister
My right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer has made our position 123W perfectly clear to the Economic and Finance Council (ECOFIN) which is the appropriate forum for discussion of the European Commission's proposals for tax approximation.