HC Deb 05 February 1952 vol 495 c804
50. Mr. Hector Hughes

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will now take steps to remit the whole or part of the Purchase Tax on wireless sets purchased by old age pensioners.

Mr. R. A. Butler

I cannot be expected to anticipate my Budget Statement.

Mr. Hughes

Does the Chancellor of the Exchequer realise that he really must do something to mitigate the hardships which are being imposed on old age pensioners by this Government of peers and plutocrats?