§ 44. Mr. Joynson-Hicks
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the annual yield from Purchase Tax on building regulation posters required to be erected in factories; and if he will discontinue the application of this tax to articles which the Government requires the taxpayer to buy.
§ Sir S. Cripps
About £100 a year. It would not be feasible to exempt from tax all articles which the public buy for fulfilment of statutory obligations, but I will see if anything can be done about these posters and will write to the hon. Member in due course.
§ Mr. Joynson-Hicks
Apart from the question of these posters, does not the Chancellor agree that the principle of requiring taxpayers by law to buy something upon which the Government places a tax, is entirely wrong?