§ 2. Sir J. Duncan
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware that there is a Purchase Tax of 4s. 10d. on a 30s. half gallon tin of terebene balsam, a Purchase Tax of 6s. 5d. on a 35s. two-gallon drum of Foot-rot wash and 6s. 6d. Purchase Tax on a 40s. drum of fluke and worm drench all of which are agricultural medicines for the treatment of sheep; and if he will exempt from Purchase Tax these and all other agricultural medicines for the treatment of farm animals.
§ Sir J. Duncan
I expected my hon. Friend to say that. Is my hon. Friend aware that this tax increases the cost of the production of food?
§ Mr. Barber
We will certainly bear that in mind. I would point out that all the medicines to which my hon. Friend refers—terebene balsam, foot-rot wash and fluke and worm drench—qualify for exemption if put up in a non-proprietary form.