Clause 13. — (Road Vehicles — Purchase Tax.)

Part of Orders of the Day — Finance Bill – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 15th June 1950.

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Photo of Lieut-Commander Joseph Braithwaite Lieut-Commander Joseph Braithwaite , Bristol North West 12:00 am, 15th June 1950

The right hon. and learned Gentleman and I were both in the House at the time of the passage of the Import Duties Act and the fiscal operations of 1932. I am sure that he recalls that one of the chief objects of the tariff which has been described to the Committee was that it was a Revenue tariff to help balance the Budget after the economic crisis.