HC Deb 02 May 1950 vol 474 c172W
Mr. Keeling

asked the Minister of Food if he will publish in the OFFICIAL REPORT a list of the articles subject to Purchase Tax which are included in the Cost-of-Living Index, showing the approximate revenue from the tax thereon.

Sir S. Cripps

I have been asked to reply. I would refer the hon. Member to the reply which I gave to the hon. Member for Aylesbury (Mr. Summers) on 5th April, 1950. It is not possible to state the amount of revenue received from Purchase Tax on the articles mentioned because in most cases only a small part of a particular class of articles subject to the tax enters into the index.