HC Deb 12 May 1953 vol 515 cc1038-9
20. Mr. E. Fletcher

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make available for the convenience of Members the Eighth Schedule to the Finance Act, 1948, as subsequently amended by subsequent Finance Acts and Treasury Orders, thereby showing the effective rate of Purchase Tax application to articles at the various times.

Mr. R. A. Butler

Printed notices, issued from time to time by the Board of Customs and Excise, giving full information on this subject are maintained in the Library. If the hon. Member wants anything further in this respect, perhaps he will communicate with me.

Mr. Fletcher

Will the Chancellor bear in mind that it would be very convenient if, before the passing of the Finance Bill, some copies were made available in the Vote Office, as there is only one copy in the Library?

Mr. Butler

I will see what I can do to make the situation a little easier.