§ 56. Mr. Ridsdale
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much revenue he estimates he will receive from the Purchase Tax on electric and gas fires and oil heaters; and how much of this he estimates will be obtained by the tax on oil heaters.
§ Mr. Ridsdale
Is the Chancellor aware that the proposed tax on oil heaters will fall chiefly upon those hardest hit by inflation and rising prices and those who cannot afford the ever-increasing cost of coal, gas and electricity? Could he not look at the tax on oil heaters again to see if he could help that deserving section?
The object of this was to remove anomalies and the discrimination against electric and gas heaters, but we shall have an opportunity shortly of discussing all these matters.