HC Deb 29 April 1952 vol 499 c69W
80 and 81. Mr. Paget

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how much Purchase Tax the present D Scheme is estimated to produce from leather footwear products in the United Kingdom;

(2) how much Purchase Tax was derived from leather footwear products in the United Kingdom in the financial year 1951–52.

Mr. R. A. Butler

It was stated in reply to my right hon. and gallant Friend the Member for Leicester, South-East (Captain Waterhouse), that the yield of Purchase Tax from footwear of all kinds is expected to amount to about £3½ million under the D Scheme, as compared with about £3.3 million on the previous basis of taxation. I am afraid that the material on which these estimates were based does not permit a detailed analysis to be made as between the different kinds of footwear.