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Light Petroleum Oils (Duty)

Volume 530: debated on Tuesday 20 July 1954

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will give consideration to the removal of the duty on light petroleum oils used for weed-killing purposes.

No. As I explained in my reply on 29th June to my hon. Friend the Member for Altrincham and Sale (Mr. Erroll) with a very few exceptions, of a special nature, the duty on light hydrocarbon oils is charged regardless of the use to which the oils are put and I am not prepared to extend the list of exceptions.