HC Deb 19 June 1951 vol 489 c25W
56. Mr. M. MacMillan

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he can give an estimate of receipts from Purchase Tax at 66i per cent. upon Highlands and Islands handwoven tweed in the past financial year and state whether this is more or less than the amount for each of the two preceding years.

Mr. Gaitskell:

Information is not available on which to base a firm estimate of the receipts of Purchase Tax from Highlands and Islands handwoven tweed, but it is thought that receipts of tax from all Scottish handwoven tweed may be in the region of E1 million a year. It is not possible to say how this amount may have changed over the past two years.