Clause 66 — VAT: refunds to certain charities

Part of Bill Presented – in the House of Commons at 3:15 pm on 25th March 2015.

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Photo of David Gauke David Gauke The Financial Secretary to the Treasury 3:15 pm, 25th March 2015

He does. I am sure he was a very young man at the time. Under a great deal of pressure, Hugh Gaitskell ruled out all sorts of tax increases and at the same time made all sorts of promises about public spending. The British people rumbled the Labour party in 1959 and did not believe that that was a credible position. As a consequence, they returned a Conservative Government with an even bigger majority. Labour Members might want to be a little bit careful about parallels with 1959.