HC Deb 08 June 1989 vol 154 c208W
Mr. Vaz

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement about the European Commission's proposals for indirect taxation and the related issue of the definition of foodstuffs.

Mr. Lilley

I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave to my hon. Friend the Member for Southend, East Mi. Taylor) on 23 May 1989 at column 440. The Commission has yet to define "foodstuffs" for the purposes of its proposals.