§ Mr. Kennedy
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether he has considered the representations of Scottish newsagents expressing their opposition to the suggested application of a Purchase Tax to newspapers; and will he make a statement on the matter?
§ Captain Crookshank
The answer to the first part of the Question is in the affirmative; as to the second part, Amendments to the Finance Bill have been tabled to the effect that newspapers should be exempt from the Purchase Tax and my right hon. Friend will not expect me to anticipate the Debate thereon.