§ MR. SLOAN
To ask the Secretary to the Treasury, if he can explain why an Irish motorist is obliged to pay licence duty to the Board of Inland Revenue on a motor car which may only be passing through Great Britain, notwithstanding the fact that he is registered in Ireland as the owner of such motor; can he say why an Irish motorist, keeping a motor car in Great Britain, is obliged to pay licence duty for a whole yean, and in addition thereto is liable to a fine for failing to take out a licence, although he may have only used the car there for one day; and if he will take steps to remedy this alleged grievance.
549 (Answered by Mr. Runciman.) There is no exemption from licence duty in favour of motor cars used in Great Britain by persons resident elsewhere, and I see no reason to alter the law.
§ MR. SLOAN
To ask the Secretary to the Treasury if the licence duty demanded from a motorist registered in Ireland is remitted by the Board of Inland Revenue to the district in which the car has been used for the upkeep of the roads in such, district.
(Answered by Mr. Runciman.) The duty in question goes to the local authorities of the area in which the licence is taken out.