HC Deb 03 December 1946 vol 431 cc29-30W
51. Mr. Symonds

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if, in order to reduce housing costs and to encourage the use of alternatives to timber, he will remove the 33⅓ per cent. purchase tax on concrete linen posts, which are being ordered in large quantities in connection with local authorities' housing schemes.

Mr. Dalton

I will consider this suggestion in connection with my next Budget.

61. Mr. Gilzean

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will add schoolbags to the list of those articles of leather, hide or skin on which the rate of Purchase Tax was reduced from 100 per cent. to 33⅓ per cent. as set forth in the amended notice 78E of 10th April, 1946.

Mr. Dalton

My hon. Friend will not expect me to anticipate my next Budget Statement.