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Sheepskin Rugs

Volume 467: debated on Tuesday 12 July 1949

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35.

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer why sheepskin rugs are taxed at 100 per cent. while all other types of floor covering including rubber flooring, are taxed at 33⅓ per cent.

The reason is that these rugs belong to a class including furskins and other skins with hair or wool attached, which can be regarded, comparatively speaking, as luxuries and, therefore, susceptible of the 100 per cent. rate.