asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer, in view of the fact that large numbers of ex-service men have invested all their available savings and earnings in buying motor lorries and similar vehicles, and now find that, owing to the heavy tax on such care, coupled with the high duties on petrol, they are unable to earn a living, whether he will consider the advisability of granting them some relief before introducing his next Budget?
I have been asked to reply to this question. I think my hon. Friend's question is based on a misapprehension. The present system of taxing vehicles is in substitution for, and not in addition to, the petrol tax, which was abolished in 1920.