I now understand from
the minister that item has not been cut out. Well, as I understand it, what the tax means is this:. A silk skirt is taxable not for the excess in value over $15 but for its full value. Therefore at the 10 per cent rate a skirt which has been bought for $20 will pay $2 tax, and a coat costing $40 will pay $4 tax. If we are going to make clothing pay the excess over a certain price it is surely reasonable that silk garments should come within the same category and only pay the percentage on the excess. Another thing that is inconsistent: As proposed you allow women to go into a store and buy silk-
Subtopic: EXCISE TAX RESOLUTIONS CONSIDERED IN COMMITTEE OF WAYS AND MEANS.