Medicine Stamp Duties.

Oral Answers to Questions — Public Health. – in the House of Commons on 25th March 1937.

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Photo of Mr Ian Hannah Mr Ian Hannah , Wolverhampton Bilston

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware that the comprehensive taxes on medicine proposed by the Select Committee on Medicine Stamp Duties would affect the poorer classes of the community while hardly touching the rich, and that the smaller chemists are objecting; and whether he will give due weight to these considerations before he reaches a decision as to the adoption of the recommended duties?

Photo of Mr John Colville Mr John Colville , Midlothian and Peeblesshire Northern

I would assure my hon. Friend that due weight will be given to all relevant considerations before my right hon. Friend reaches a decision on the committee's report.

Photo of Captain James Duncan Captain James Duncan , Kensington North

Will my right hon. and gallant Friend be prepared to receive representations from the Pharmaceutical Society on this matter?

Photo of Mr John Colville Mr John Colville , Midlothian and Peeblesshire Northern

I think that representations have already been received.