Value Added Tax

National Finance written question – answered on 27th October 1981.

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Mr. Proctor asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer by what amount value added tax would have to be increased to recover the costs incurred to the Treasury of abolishing corporation tax.

"Intrepid"Assault Ship
"Norfolk"County Class Destroyer
"Bacchante"Leander Class Frigate
"Naiad"Leander Class Frigate
"Rhyl"Rothesay Class Frigate
"Crofton"Coastal Minesweeper
"Lewiston"Coastal Minesweeper
"Endurance"Ice Patrol Ship
"Laleston"Coastal Patrol Craft
"Porpoise"Porpoise Class Submarine
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"Hermes"ASW/Commando Carrier
"Dido"Leander Class Frigate
"Shavington"Coastal Minesweeper
"Wasperton"Coastal Patrol Craft
"Londonderry"Trials Ship
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"Tarbatness"Stores Support Ship
"Eddyfirth"Coastal Tanker
"Tidepool"Fleet Tanker
"Stromness"Stores Support Ship
"Bacchus"Stores Carrier
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"Pearleaf"Support Tanker
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"Tide spring"Fleet Tanker

Mr. Speed asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the names and type and date of ordering of each ship of the Royal Navy and the Royal Fleet Auxiliary that has joined or is expected to join the active fleet in 1980, 1981, 1982 and 1983, respectively

Mr. Blaker: The following ships, with their order date, have been accepted into service in 1980 and 1981:

Mr. Bruce-Gardyne: It is estimated that the standard rate of VAT would have to be increased from 15 per cent. to about 20 per cent.

Sir Brandon Rhys Williams asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will publish a table showing what are now the rates at which value added tax is applied in member States of the European Community.

Mr. Bruce-Gardyne: Following is the information:

VAT rates (percentage)
Belgium61725
Denmark22
France717.6331/3
Germany13
Greece*
Ireland01525
Italy8151835
Luxembourg510
Netherlands418
United Kingdom015

Notes:

* VAT not yet introduced.