§ 53. Mr. Peter Freeman
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware that the usual Purchase Tax on material is 66⅔ per cent. and on made-up clothes is 33⅓ per cent., the effect of which is to discourage individuals, especially women, making their own; and whether, in view of the necessity for increased production, he will reduce the Purchase Tax on the raw material.
§ Mr. Challen
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, in his coming Budget, he will consider removing the Purchase Tax on toilet paper.
§ Sir S. Cripps
Before the next Finance Bill is introduced, I will consider the claims of toilet paper along with other commodities.