22. Mr. CATHCART WASON
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, in connection with the question of exempting the motor-cars used by doctors from increasd taxation, he will consider if it would be desirable and practicable to draw a distinction between cars used for business purposes and cars used for pleasure and luxury, so that petrol could be obtained at a more reasonable rate by professional and business persons?
§ The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER (Mr. McKenna)
I may remind my hon. Friend that the existing law provides for repayment of one-half of the duty used for supplying motive power to cars used by a medical practitioner or by a veterinary surgeon for the purposes of his profession, or to trade cars.
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that it is practically impossible for doctors to obtain petrol owing to its scarcity?