23. Mr. FRED HALL (Dulwich)
asked what is the annual revenue derived from the wheel tax of 15s. on hackney carriages; and whether, in view of the recommendations of successive Parliamentary Committees that the tax should be abolished, and the position in which the jobmasters' industry is placed by its imposition, the Government propose to take steps to remove the tax?
§ Mr. MASTERMAN
The yield of the hackney carriage licence duty of 15s. for each of the last two years, 1910–11 and 1911–12, was approximately £104,000. I am afraid I do not at present see any possibility of remitting the duty.