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Purchase Tax

Volume 466: debated on Tuesday 28 June 1949

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is now able to make proposals to recompense traders for losses incurred on their stocks due to a reduction of Purchase Tax.

Discussions are in progress, but I am not in a position to make any statement at present.


asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, when licences are granted for the sale in this country of goods which it has been impossible to export and such goods are of the same quality as utility goods, he will take steps for the removal of Purchase Tax from such goods.

As I have explained in connection with the Finance Bill, I could not contemplate any fresh Purchase Tax exemptions in present circumstances.