§ 87. Mr. JOYNSON-HICKS
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer upon what amount of petrol he reckoned when estimating the sum of £962,000 as likely to be received from the new Petrol Licence Duty; and is he aware that the private consumption at the present rate would far more than bring in this sum, apart from commercially used petrol?
§ Mr. McKENNA
The estimate was based upon an estimated annual consumption—32,500,000 gallons for private cars and cycles, 8,000,000 gallons for commercial cars (exclusive of hackney carriages), and 4,000,000 gallons for doctors and veterinary surgeons.