HC Deb 01 April 1958 vol 585 cc131-2W
Mr. Lewis

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware that Purchase Tax on television cathode ray tubes has to be paid not only when these are included in new television sets, but even on replacements; and, as most items of replacement of parts are tax free, whether he will arrange for television cathode ray tubes for replacement to be tax free, and thus obviate the present position where an owner of a television set is liable to a recurring Purchase Tax every 1½ to two years.

Mr. Amory

If the tubes are supplied as free replacements under the manufacturer's guarantee tax is not, in practice, charged. In reply to the rest of the Question, I cannot anticipate my Budget statement.