HC Deb 10 April 1922 vol 153 c30
49. Lieut.-Colonel MURRAY

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Transport whether he proposes to make recommendations that taxes on petrol shall be substituted for the present taxes on motor vehicles?


I would refer my hon. and gallant Friend to the answer given to the hon. and gallant Member for the Basingstoke Division on the 13th February, of which I am sending him a copy. I may add that I propose to ask the Departmental Committee on the Taxation and Regulation of Road Vehicles to consider afresh the whole question of the taxation of mechanically-propelled vehicles, in the light of the experience which has now been gained of the working and incidence of the licence duties imposed by the Finance Act, 1920.

Lieut.-Colonel MURRAY

Will the hon. Gentleman draw their attention to the growing volume of opinion in favour of this scale?


They will be fully advised on all matters worth considering.


Will the inquiry take place in public?


I shall consider that.