Oral Answers to Questions — Motor Vehicles (Duty).

– in the House of Commons on 14th March 1922.

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Mr. DOYLE:

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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?

Photo of Mr Arthur Neal Mr Arthur Neal , Sheffield, Hillsborough

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.

Photo of Sir Harry Brittain Sir Harry Brittain , Acton

Will it not be possible to review the whole system of motor taxation before the next Budget?