HC Deb 28 January 1947 vol 432 c770
60. Sir Ronald Ross

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, in view of the fact that amateur rowing is the only sport which can always be watched by the public without charge, he will now consider abolishing Purchase Tax on racing boats and oars.

64. Mr. Dodds-Parker

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will consider, when making proposals for his coming Budget, making allowance for those who have bought annuities and who thereby pay tax, not only on income, but also on capital.

66. Mr. Baird

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will now consider removing the Purchase Tax on toothbrushes, in view of the fact that brushes used for sweeping floors and for other household purposes have always been exempt from this tax.

Mr. Dalton

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

Sir R. Ross

Is it the policy of the Government that amateur rowing should be reserved for the rich alone?

Mr. Dalton

We would not lay that down as a principle.

Lieut.-Commander Gurney Braithwaite

Will the right hon. Gentleman follow the same procedure in this year's Finance Bill as in the last, by which a form of Dutch auction was conducted regarding concessions from Purchase Tax?

Mr. Dalton

I will follow the procedure of last year by listening to what is said on the Committee stage of the Bill before finally deciding to reject or accept a particular proposition.