HC Deb 08 March 1957 vol 566 cc120-1W
Captain Kerby

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will so amend his regulations as to ensure that goods of a kind which would be subject to Purchase Tax and duty if brought into this country when new, should be exempted from such tax and duty if they are used or secondhand at the time of their import into the United Kingdom.

Mr. P. Thorneycroft

No. Such an exemption would be impossible to control, and would defeat the purpose of the Customs charges.