HC Deb 11 May 1988 vol 133 cc122-3W
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 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.