HC Deb 22 February 1955 vol 537 c128W
74. Mr. H. Wilson

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he is aware of the serious effects on textile exports and the home trade of the Purchase Tax on textiles and clothing; whether he is aware in particular that production of some important export lines such as two-fold poplins has now almost entirely ceased; and whether he will take immediate action to remove the tax entirely from textiles and clothing.

Mr. R. A. Butler

Representations have been made to me to this effect. I cannot say more than that I am watching the position closely.