Import Duties

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 17th December 1973.

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Photo of Mr William Molloy Mr William Molloy , Ealing North 12:00 am, 17th December 1973

Is my hon. Friend aware that the Chancellor was speaking to the nation tonight explaining the mess into which he and his colleagues have got things? He said that there would be no harsh taxes to hurt the housewives and so on, but forgot to mention this order, which will do just that. Is this not a form of taxation by deception?