HC Deb 22 October 1946 vol 427 cc334-5W
69. Major Legge-Bourke

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he is aware that the heavy Purchase Tax on church organs is preventing country churches replacing worn-out instruments; and if he will consider exempting such instruments used solely for religious purposes from this tax.

Mr. Dalton

I would remind the hon. and gallant Member that the Purchase Tax on organs was reduced from 100 per cent. to 33⅓ per cent. in the last Finance Act. I cannot now anticipate my next Budget Statement.