§ MR. SLOAN (Belfast, S.)
To ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer 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. Asquith.) The suggestion is one which shall not fail to receive due consideration in connection with the reform of local taxation generally, which, as the hon. Member is probably aware, is engaging the attention of the Government.