§ 73. Mr. W. W. Astor
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what reply he has made to the representation sent to him by the National Feather Purifiers Association regarding the Purchase Tax on down quilts; and what steps he will take to prevent dislocation of that industry.
§ Mr. R. A. Butler
I shall be writing to the Chairman of the Association as soon as possible and will send my hon. Friend a copy. One major source of dislocation of industry is uncertainty and I hope that the down quilt trade will improve following the decision announced in the reply given to the hon. Member for Newcastle-upon-Tyne, East (Mr. Blenkinsop) on 10th July.