§ Mr. Janner
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what has been the yield from Purchase Tax at 50 per cent. on toilet preparations and cosmetics from 1st April, 1959, to the latest available date; and how that yield compares with the yield from Purchase Tax at 60 per cent. on similar products for the comparable period of 1958.
Receipts of Purchase Tax from perfumery, cosmetics and toilet preparations taxed at the higher rate in the first two quarters of 1958 and 1959 were approximately as follows: