HC Deb 06 July 1960 vol 626 c641
Mr. Barber

I beg to move, in page 63, line 2, to leave out "to the Treasury"

This and the following Amendment are designed to give a measure of flexibility to the administrative machinery for granting relief from Purchase Tax which is provided for in the Clause. They enable the Commissioners of Customs and Excise, to whom Purchase Tax is payable, to accept applications for relief from Purchase Tax on behalf of the Treasury and similarly to accept the belated claims for relief in appropriate cases.

Mr. Houghton

It the Treasury are left out, may we have an assurance that they will be kept out not only in this connection but in many others, too? May I, on a point of order, point out that the word "Treasury" is not on line 2? Ought that to be rectified?

Mr. Jay

The words "to the" are in line 2 and the word "Treasury" is in line 3. Presumably the Amendment is nevertheless valid.

Mr. Barber

It is the usual way of doing it.

Mr. Deputy-Speaker (Major Sir William Anstruther-Gray)

It has been moved in the normal form.

Amendment agreed to.

Further Amendment made: In page 63, line 11, leave out "Treasury" and insert "Commissioners".—[Mr. Barber.]