HC Deb 03 June 1924 vol 174 cc1066-7
43. Mr. J. HARRIS

asked the Minister of Transport what progress is being made by the Departmental Committee of the Ministry with the preparation of the long-awaited Report on the subject of motor taxation; and by what date in June will the Report be available to Members of this House?


I am informed that the Committee has made considerable progress in the preparation of the Report, and everything possible is being clone to expedite its completion. I am assured of receiving it before the end of the present month.

Viscount CURZON

Can the hon. Gentleman say whether the Committee is in its second or third year?


asked the Minister of Transport whether he will state the yield of revenue from motor vehicle duties for the period 1st January to the 24th May, 1924, together with the receipts for the corresponding period for 1921?


The latest figures available are those up to 7th May, 1924. The corresponding amounts for 1921 and 1924 are as follow:

1st January, 1921, to 7th May, 1921 8,279,180
1st January, 1924, to 7th May, 1924 12,144,892

The figures given above are the gross collections, as represented by payments into the Motor Tax Account, prior to any statutory deductions being made.

Lieut.-Colonel HOWARD-BURY

In view of the increase of £4,000,000 in these duties, does the hon. Gentleman not think that motorists should have some relief?


It is not for me to say.