§ 18. Mr. Wareing
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he intends to extend value added tax to any items currently zero rated during the current parliamentary Session; and if he will make a statement.
§ 28. Mr. Baldry
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement as to the Government's 321W intention with regard to any extension of value added tax to cover commercial construction contracts, animal feeding stuffs, newspaper advertisements, children's shoes and generally.
34. Mr. Stan
Thorne asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has plans to put value added tax on children's shoes.
§ 26. Mr. Nicholas Baker
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he plans to extend value added tax to the supply of newspaper and educational materials, including books, and books generally.
§ Mr. Hayhoe
Although the Government are committed to a shift in the burden of taxation from taxes on earnings to taxes on spending, we have no set views at present on how this might best be done.