§ Mr. Janner
asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that hardship is being caused to parents who must buy baby powder and cotton wool which carry Purchase Tax; and whether he will take steps to make these available, tax free, through the mother and child welfare centres.
§ Mr. Blenkinsop
I think my hon. Friend is under a misapprehension. There is no Purchase Tax on plain cotton wool, and dusting powders for babies can be obtained tax free in unbranded non-proprietary form.