HC Deb 19 February 1924 vol 169 cc1524-5
51. Mr. HANNON

asked the Prime Minister whether he is aware that manu- facturers of motor cars and motor accessories find themselves in considerable difficulty in completing their business arrangements for the trade of the current year consequent upon the doubt which prevails that the duties imposed by The Finance (No. 2) Act, 1915, as continued by Section 6 of The Finance Act, 1923, in relation to motor cars, parts and accessories, may not be continued; and whether he can assure the House that these duties which have provided constant employment for large numbers of skilled workmen will be embodied in the Finance Bill of the forthcoming financial year?


I have been asked to answer this question. I have taken note of the statement contained in the first part of the question, but I regret that I am unable to anticipate the Budget statement.


Does the right hon. Gentleman not realise the difficult position in which all these business men find themselves, and how important it is to make business arrangements for the coming season, so that—