HC Deb 02 July 1954 vol 529 c132W
Mr. Collick

asked the President of the Board of Trade the amount granted in relief of Purchase Tax under the Assistance to Craftsman Scheme in each year since the commencement of the scheme; and what was the amount granted in cases of needlework tapestry, crewel work and embroidery.

Mr. H. Strauss

The amounts granted under the scheme were as follows:

1948–49 (six months) 2,996
1949–50 21,881
1950–51 36,473
1951–52 42,399
1952–53 35,371
1953–54 26,923

No grant has been made to makers of needlework tapestry, crewel work or embroidery.