HC Deb 17 June 1952 vol 502 c964
8. Mr. Ian Harvey

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will now abolish Purchase Tax on sticks provided for blind people.

Mr. R. A. Butler

I have had to refuse many requests for relief in favour of particular users of taxable goods. I understand how necessary these sticks are for the blind. I will take this into account when I am able to review the incidence of the tax on such articles.