HC Deb 21 February 1972 vol 831 cc235-6W
Dr. Stuttaford

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will take into consideration the need to safeguard the health and normal development of children's feet when he is studying possible changes in the taxation of footwear; and if he will seek information on the number of abnormalities found in European children's feet as opposed to the feet of British children whose shoes have been free of purchase tax.

Mr. Higgins

My right hon. Friend will take all relevant factors and available data into consideration.