§ MR. SLOAN (Belfast, S.)
To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether, in view of the fact that damage is done by traction engines and heavy locomotives to roads which have to be kept in constant repair by the local authorities, he will consider the advisability of recommending the imposition of a tax upon such conveyances and thereby relieve the ratepayers from the burden now imposed on them.
(Answered by Mr. Birrell.) Any question as to the imposition of a tax should be addressed to my right hon. friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer.