asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the scheme to which he referred on 30th July last for providing relief to counteract the effect of Purchase Tax on certain craftwork of high quality has yet been introduced.
§ Sir Stafford Cripps
Yes. The scheme was introduced on 1st October in accordance with arrangements made in consultation with my right hon. Friend the President of the Board of Trade. Full details have already been made known to those likely to be eligible to benefit under the scheme by the Crafts Centre of Great Britain, who are now ready to consider individual applications for relief. The Crafts Centre have appointed a 77W representative panel who will be responsible for selecting and certifying work to which the relief will apply. The Centre have also appointed an independent assessor to adjudicate in doubtful or disputed cases. These arrangements will be subject to review from time to time.