HC Deb 15 May 1956 vol 552 cc161-2W
68. Mr. Lewis

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he is aware that 50-foot lengths of stranded galvanised wire marked "Clothes Line" have a 30 per cent. tax, whereas the same wire without those words is tax-free; and whether he will take the necessary action to rectify this anomaly.

Sir E. Boyle

Wire and rope are not liable to Purchase Tax. But clothes lines made up for sale asś such are chargeable as domestic hardware. My right hon. Friend sees no need to alter this.