§ Mr. Pavitt
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he receives from the manufacturers of pharmaceutical products a list of doctors and the fees paid in connection with running local drug trials;104W
and SET were abolished and VAT was introduced and that a misleading impression is obtained by singling out one item as an indication of the overall effect of the tax changes. Letters have also stated that the Chancellor has given relief from VAT to the main items which are important in the expenditure of low income families.
§ Mr. Deakins
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if Her Majesty's Government are studying the implications of EEC proposals for harmonising the coverage of value added tax.
§ Mr. Higgins
The EEC Commission has not yet submitted its proposals for the further harmonisation of VAT to the Council of Ministers. Such proposals do, of course, receive careful consideration.