HC Deb 26 July 1951 vol 491 c90W
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.