HC Deb 19 July 1927 vol 209 cc377-8
The MINISTER of TRANSPORT (Colonel Ashley)

I beg to move, in page 44, line 47, at the end, to insert the words: The following shall be inserted at the end of the paragraph: For the purposes of the foregoing paragraph (c), a vehicle registered under the Roads Act, 1920, in the name of a person engaged in agriculture shall not be deemed to be used otherwise than solely by that person for the purpose of the conveyance of the produce of, or of articles required for the purposes of, the agricultural land which he occupies by reason only that on an occasion when the vehicle is being used by that person for that purpose it is also used for the conveyance for some ether person engaged in agriculture of the produce of, or articles required for the purposes of, agricultural land occupied by that other person, if it is shown—

  1. (a) that the vehicle is so used only occasionally;
  2. (b) that the goods conveyed for that other person represent only a small proportion of the total amount of goods which the vehicle is conveying on that occasion;
  3. (c) that no payment or reward of any kind is, or is agreed to be, made or given for the conveyance of the goods of that other person."
The House will remember that during the Committee stage a certain scale of duties was imposed upon agriculturists who kept motor vehicles for use on the land, and were given a somewhat lower scale because of that fact. This Amendment is only to ensure that the intention of the House shall be carried out.

Amendment agreed to.