§ 88. Mr. Nabarro
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer on what grounds the fur of the Australasian red opossum, if undyed and in strips measuring not more than nine inches in length or one inch in width, is exempt from the 50 per cent. Purchase Tax charged on other furs; whether he will consider extending this exemption to the fur of other animals from other parts of the Commonwealth; and what is the approximate annual cost of the current exemption for Australasian red opossum fur.
§ 89. Mr. Nabarro
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer for what reason crucifixes and rosaries are subject to 60 per cent. Purchase Tax on jewellery; whether arrangements can be made for their exemption at an early date; and what is the present annual amount received in respect of purchase tax on such items.
§ 90. Mr. Nabarro
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer for what reason insoles made of fur skin are chargeable to Purchase Tax at 30 per cent. whereas if the fur has been removed from the skin the insole is exempt from such tax; and whether he will investigate this matter with a view to immediate action.