Clause 15. — (Supplementary.)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 3rd July 1962.

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Photo of Mr Gilbert Mitchison Mr Gilbert Mitchison , Kettering 12:00 am, 3rd July 1962

The reasons given are as clear as mud even though they relate only to the ice cream. All I can say is that if one wanted any reassurance that this absurd tax designed to save the country in a financial crisis was utterly absurd, and the more so because it is the Government's last resort, we have had it in the two speeches to which we have just listened.