HC Deb 03 July 1952 vol 503 cc49-50W
39. Mr. Perkins

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, in view of the hardship caused to the manufacturers of pianos by the sudden closing of the markets in the Argentine, Brazil, New Zealand and Australia and the effect on the home market of the high Purchase Tax on pianos and the uncertainty of the future Purchase Tax position, he will make an early announcement of his intentions.

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

I am aware of the difficulties to which the hon. Member refers but have no statement to make on the subject of Purchase Tax.