HC Deb 08 December 1920 vol 135 cc2383-4

[Sir E. CORNWALL in the Chair.]

Resolved, That for the purpose of calculating the amount of the duty chargeable on a licence for a vehicle under the Second Schedule to The Finance Act 1920 the expression 'weight unladen' in that schedule should be taken to be the weight of the vehicle inclusive of the body, and all parts (the heavier being taken where alternative bodies or parts are used) which are necessary to or ordinarily used with the vehicle when working on a road, but exclusive of the weight of water, fuel, or accumulators (other than boilers) used for the purpose of propulsion and of loose tools or loose equipment. Provided that in the case of a vehicle which weighs more than seven and a quarter tons, and is specially constructed so that all or part of the superstructure is a permanent, or essentially permanent, fixture and the axle weights of which do not exceed the maximum axle weights prescribed under The Motor Car Act, 1903, or any Act amending that Act, the weight unladen of the vehicle shall be deemed to be seven and a quarter tons."[Mr. Neal.]

Resolution to be reported To-morrow; Committee to sit again To-morrow (Thursday).