1. Mr. John Hall
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will reduce to 25 per cent. the Purchase Tax on greeting cards printed in more than three colours.
§ The Chancellor of the Exchequer (Mr. R. A. Butler)
I regret that I cannot single out these greeting cards for a special tax reduction.
Can my right hon. Friend say whether there is any logical reason why those who have a greater love of colour than some of their fellows should have a greater burden of taxation put upon them when they buy cards?
§ Mr. Butler
It would be possible to say that it depended upon the colour. My real anxiety is about differentiating between these objects and others.