§ Mr. Albert Roberts
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, in view of the effect so far on prices of the halving of selective employment tax, he will give precedence in his next Budget to reducing existing current taxation on items of food and drink and other consumer goods which could be made more effectively conditional on the reductions being passed on to the consumer.
§ Mr. Maurice Macmillan
I am satisfied that the halving of selective employment tax has brought a real benefit to the consumer, but the hon. Member will be aware that my right hon. Friend announced further reductions in taxation in his statement on 19th July.—[Vol. 821, c. 1035–41.]