Commonwealth Representatives' Purchases (Tax Refunds)

Oral Answers to Questions — Commonwealth Relations – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 30th October 1952.

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Photo of Sir Charles Taylor Sir Charles Taylor , Eastbourne 12:00 am, 30th October 1952

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations why £40,000 in respect of Purchase Tax is refunded to representatives of Commonwealth Governments who are resident in the United Kingdom.

Photo of Sir John Foster Sir John Foster , Northwich

Refund is made to Commonwealth High Commissioners and Agents-General in respect of Purchase Tax on goods certified as purchased for official purposes. Reciprocal treatment is accorded by the Governments of those Commonwealth countries that have a corresponding type of tax.