§ COLONEL EYRE (Lincolnshire, Gainsborough)
asked Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Whether occupiers of small holdings who let out their carts to other small occupiers for agricultural purposes would be liable for the Wheel Tax for such carts?
§ MR. GURDON (Norfolk, Mid)
asked, Whether county road surveyors, who in the exercise of their duty had to use their own or their neighbours' carts on the highway, would be liable to the tax?
§ THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER (Mr. GOSCHEN) (St. George's, Hanover Square)
I am asked by several Questions practically to interpret the clauses of the Bill, which is not finally drawn, and which is not yet before the House. It is somewhat difficult for me to answer all those Questions in detail, and I should be sorry to convoy any false impression. With regard to carts, I have to say that if they are let out solely for agricultural purposes they are exempt from the proposed Wheel Tax, to whomsoever they belong. I will consider the point suggested by my hon. Friend opposite (Mr. Gurdon).