Oral Answers to Questions — Transport.
Mr William Jackson (Breconshire and Radnorshire)
asked the Minister of Transport whether, owing to the shortage of petrol and the congestion on railways, he will do all he can to encourage the use of steam-wagons which use home-produced fuel?
Captain Euan Wallace (Hornsey)
The heavier classes of steam vehicles already enjoy a preferential rate of taxation, and higher laden weights are permitted than for other mechanically-propelled road vehicles. In addition, steam vehicles use untaxed fuel. I do not think that there is any ground for further concessions to these vehicles.