HC Deb 20 July 1954 vol 530 c104W
Sir A. Bossom

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will give consideration to the removal of the duty on light petroleum oils used for weed-killing purposes.

Mr. R. A. Butler

No. As I explained in my reply on 29th June to my hon. Friend the Member for Altrincham and Sale (Mr. Erroll) with a very few exceptions, of a special nature, the duty on light hydrocarbon oils is charged regardless of the use to which the oils are put and I am not prepared to extend the list of exceptions.