HC Deb 22 February 1955 vol 537 c130W
82. Mr. Hurd

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what have been the effects of lifting the hire-purchase restrictions on the sales of furniture and other household requirements as observed from Purchase Tax records.

Mr. R. A. Butter

There has been a general increase in the taxable value of trade in furniture and household appliances in 1954 compared with 1953, but I cannot say how far this is due to lifting of hire-purchase restrictions in July, 1954.