HC Deb 26 April 1955 vol 540 c744
6. Mr. Jay

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the total revenue from Purchase Tax on all textiles in 1954–55.

Mr. R. A. Butler

I would refer the right hon. Member to the reply my hon. Friend gave to the right hon. Member for Huyton (Mr. H. Wilson) on 19th April last.

Mr. Jay

Would it be true to say that out of a total of about £40 million raised in relation to textiles, the Chancellor has remitted only between £2 million and £3 million a year?

Mr. Butler

The right hon. Gentleman's calculations are, as usual, approximately correct.