HC Deb 19 March 1946 vol 420 cc1688-9
58. Mr. Warbey

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will make arrangements to permit the cost of maintaining and replacing artificial limbs to be deducted from income tax payments.

65. Mr. Keeling

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware that a visitor from overseas can buy a motor car in the U.S.A., have it senthere and use it on a triptyque for three months before exporting it, without paying either import duty or purchase tax, whereas he cannot buy a British motor car and use it here temporarily without paying purchase tax; and whether he will consider a drawback of purchase tax on the British motor car when it is exported and so reduce the handicap imposed on British manufacturers.

Mr. Dalton

The hon. Members will not expect me to anticipate, my Budget Statement.

Mr. Warbey

When my right hon. Friend is considering his Budget Statement will he take into account the position of people who cannot get to their place of work without having to pay considerable sums of money for artificial limbs?

Mr. Dalton

I will certainly think about that.

Mr. Teeling

Does that mean that the matter will, at any rate, be mentioned in the Budget Statement?

Mr. Dalton

No, Sir.