Orders of the Day — Ways and Means

– in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 31st March 1977.

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Order read for resuming adjourned debate on Question [29th March].

AMENDMENT OF THE LAW

That it is expedient to amend the law with respect to the National Debt and the public revenue and to make further provision in connection with finance; but

  1. (a) this Resolution does not extend to the making of amendments with respect to the surcharge imposed by the National Insurance Surcharge Act 1976 other than amendments for affording relief to charities; and
  2. (b) without prejudice to any authorisation by virtue of any Resolution relating to value added tax, this Resolution does not extend to the making of amendments with respect to that tax so as to provide—
    1. (i) for zero-rating or exempting any supply;
    2. (ii) for refunding any amount of tax;
    3. (iii) for reducing the rate at which tax is for the time being chargeable on any supply or importation otherwise than by reducing that rate in relation to all supplies and importations on which tax is for the time being chargeable at that rate; or
    4. (iv) for any relief other than relief applicable to goods of whatever description or services of whatever description.—[Mr. Healey.]

[Relevant Commission Documents: Nos. R/566/77, R/567/77, R/2361/76 and R/2520/76.]

Question again proposed.