HC Deb 11 February 1941 vol 368 cc1233-4W
Sir J. Mellor

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, in order to avoid wasteful and unnecessary printing, he will instruct the revenue authorities not to require envelopes, which are unsuitable for postal purposes, to be printed as a condition of exemption from Purchase Tax?

Sir K. Wood

Envelopes areprima facie stationery and therefore taxable unless in any case it can be shown, whether by the printing on them or otherwise, that they are suitable only for use as containers of goods or coin.

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