HC Deb 12 April 1888 vol 324 c1049
COLONEL GUNTER (Yorkshire, W.R., Barkston Ash)

asked Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Whether, if a farmer carts coal for labourers on his farm, carts the labourer's furniture when entering his service from another farm, carts coal for his landlord, whereas by his farm agreement he is bound to do, he will be required to take out a licence as for a trade cart?

MR. HALLEY STEWART (Lincolnshire, Spalding)

asked Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, If the Wheel Tax would be levied on a waggon used by a farmer for bringing back coals from a Railway Station for the use of labourers living and working on his farm, even if the waggon were habitually used for that purpose?


I am afraid that it is impossible to provide for all special cases in an Act of Parliament, which must be general in its term. Such details must be left to administration; but there is no intention of working the Act in an unduly severe manner. I do not think the case contemplated by the hon. Member for Spalding is at all likely to arise.