Blind Persons' Sticks (Tax)

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 17th June 1952.

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Photo of Mr Ian Harvey Mr Ian Harvey , Harrow East 12:00 am, 17th June 1952

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will now abolish Purchase Tax on sticks provided for blind people.

Photo of Mr R.A. Butler Mr R.A. Butler , Saffron Walden

I have had to refuse many requests for relief in favour of particular users of taxable goods. I understand how necessary these sticks are for the blind. I will take this into account when I am able to review the incidence of the tax on such articles.