HC Deb 15 February 1949 vol 461 cc143-4W
80. Mr. C. S. Taylor

asked the Economic Secretary to the Treasury whether he has considered the memorandum submitted to him by the paper, printing and stationery trades, about the removal of Purchase Tax on commercial, educational and personal stationery; and if he will make a statement thereon.

Mr. Jay

I would refer the hon. Member to the reply I gave to the hon. Memfor for Finsbury on 27th January.

Mr. Amory

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will give further consideration to the possibility of exempting from Purchase Tax bona fide gifts of small value brought into the United Kingdom by persons returning home.

Mr. Jay

No. An article bought in this country is not relieved of tax because it is intended as a gift and I am not prepared to discriminate in favour of those who can shop abroad.