§ 52. Mr. Granville Sharp
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer why a 66⅔ per cent. Purchase Tax has been imposed on draining boards; and whether he will reconsider this matter as prejudicing the provision of efficient housing.
§ 54. Mr. Peter Freeman
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will exempt draining boards from Purchase Tax at 66⅔ per cent., in view of their necessity for household purposes.
§ Mr. Glenvil Hall
Under the Budget proposals, draining boards, in common with hardware, ironmongery, table kitchen and toilet ware generally, as sold over the shop counter, are chargeable at 33⅓ per cent. The housing question arises only if this type is installed in preference to the types which are builders' fixtures, and which are exempt from Purchase Tax