HC Deb 05 April 1951 vol 486 c380
54. Lieut.-Colonel Bromley-Davenport

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer to what extent under his regulations police authorities have to pay purchase tax on police uniforms; and whether this tax can be waived on such uniforms in view of the increasing rate burden.

The Financial Secretary to the Treasury (Mr. Douglas Jay)

Police uniforms, in common with all other uniforms, of which there are very many, are chargeable with Purchase Tax unless they come within the utility scheme, and I am afraid it would be impossible to treat them exceptionally.