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Purchase Tax And Utility Schemes (Report)

Volume 496: debated on Wednesday 20 February 1952

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will make a further statement about the Report of the Douglas Committee on Purchase Tax and Utility Schemes.

I am making arrangements for the Report to be available in the Vote Office tomorrow afternoon.

194619471948194919501951
Thou. sq. yds.Thou. sq. yds.Thou. sq. yds.Thou. sq. yds.Thou. sq. yds.Thou. sq. yds.
Deliveries by United Kingdom manufacturers of carpets and rugs (including carpets, carpeting and rugs faced with wool, hair, cotton and rayon)(c)16,375·3(a)23,726·230,414·635,527·941,068·140,243·4(b)
Of which, for the home market including the Channel Islands (c) (e)12,743·2(a)16,858·419,999·025,059·628,643·626,108·9(b)
Exports of carpets, carpeting and rugs faced with wool, hair and cotton of United Kingdom manufacture (d)3,650·66,908·910,393·610,436·812,156·114,009·1
Total imports of carpets, carpeting and rugs faced with wool, hair and cotton794·11,411·63,573·22,902·16,529·08,940·1
Re-exports of carpets, carpeting and rugs faced with wool, hair and cotton (d)97·1126·2179·4190·6233·3286·3
Retained imports of carpets, carpeting and rugs faced with wool, hair and cotton (f)697·01,285·43,393·82,711·56,295·78,653·8
(a) Including only carpets, carpeting and rugs of wool and hair (including carpets and rugs on wool or jute base).
(b) Not completely comparable with previous years. These figures now include a small amount of rugs not previously classified to this heading.
(c) Year ending November.
(d) Exports of oriental carpets imported and processed in the United Kingdom are included with re-exports, except for the years 1946 and 1947 when they were not separately distinguished.
(e) Including ships fittings and supplies to Government Departments, Local authorities, the National Coal Board, British Railways and other public utility undertakings, and N.A.A.F.I.
(f) Imports less re-exports as defined in note (d).