HC Deb 21 December 1955 vol 547 c336W
Brigadier Clarke

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty what increases of Purchase Tax are to be levied on badges of rank and other distinguishing badges necessarily worn by officers and seamen of Her Majesty's Navy.

Mr. R. A. Butler

I have been asked to reply. Under the provisions of the Finance Bill, the Purchase Tax on these badges is increased by one-fifth.