HC Deb 19 July 1955 vol 544 c180
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.

Mr. Hall

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.