Purchase Tax (Restaurant Meals).

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance. – in the House of Commons on 10th March 1942.

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Photo of Mr Ian Hannah Mr Ian Hannah , Wolverhampton Bilston

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will consider the imposition of a purchase tax on all meals costing more than a certain amount?

Photo of Sir Kingsley Wood Sir Kingsley Wood , Woolwich West

I note my hon. Friend's suggestion, but he will not expect me to anticipate my Budget Statement.

Photo of Mr Ian Hannah Mr Ian Hannah , Wolverhampton Bilston

Do the Government realise the deplorable effect upon Dominion and American officers when they see 50s. meals being served in London restaurants?

Photo of Miss Eleanor Rathbone Miss Eleanor Rathbone , Combined English Universities

Is my right hon. Friend aware that the most serious aspect of this is not so much the expenditure of money as the wastage of food?