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Personal Presents (Taxation)

Volume 411: debated on Tuesday 29 May 1945

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware of the annoyance caused to British and American subjects by the charging of small sums of money by way of Customs Duty and Purchase Tax on personal gift parcels sent from America to this country; and, in view of small revenue resulting and the damage to Anglo-American good will, whether he will arrange to waive the duty on parcels the value of which does not exceed £1 or £2.

I am afraid I could not agree to exempt personal presents from the United States from Customs Duties and Purchase Tax imposed by the law.