§ Sir Dymoke White
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he is aware that newly married Service personnel returning from 1697W India are charged Purchase Tax at Southampton on household goods, including carpets and curtain materials, on which they have already paid sales tax in India; and if he will remedy this injustice.
§ Mr. Glenvil Hall
I do not think this is an injustice. Purchase Tax is chargeable in this country without reference to whether the goods charged have already paid sales tax elsewhere or not. Any other arrangement would be unfair to British traders.