HC Deb 11 March 1948 vol 448 cc172-3W
60. Sir R. Glyn

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether in view of the high Cost of shot gun cartridges, he will consider the necessity for the removal of Purchase Tax so that, through the agency of county agricultural executive committees, farmers and others can obtain, as during the war, permits to buy cartridges at a reasonable price in order to reduce the number of vermin that are damaging crops, etc., their numbers having considerably increased due to the existing high cost of cartridges over recent months.

Mr. Glenvil Hall

The hon. Member will not expect me to anticipate my right hon. Friend's Budget Statement.

Mr. Marlowe

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury why he has refused the application of the parochial church council of All Saints Church, Compton Avenue, Brighton, for remission of Purchase Tax on the unit heater for the church, in view of the facts that the installation is urgently necessary, will save fuel and was planned before the tax was imposed.

Mr. Glenvil Hall

The registered supplier has under the law to pay the tax, and there is no provision for exemption according to the circumstances under which a chargeable article is supplied.