HC Deb 02 March 1966 vol 725 cc318-9W
Mrs. Renée Short

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, in view of the loss of life among elderly women from the use of inflammable materials for nightdresses, he will exempt from Purchase Tax nightdresses made from flameproof material in order to bring these within the purchasing power of many elderly people.

Mr. MacDermot

Even if this were an appropriate way to help achieve my hon. Friend's objective, it would be extremely difficult to find a fair and workable scheme.