HC Deb 13 December 1928 vol 223 cc2301-2
49. Commander SOUTHBY

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware that motor cars whose engines were manufactured in 1913, and previously, are allowed 25 per cent. rebate on the licence duty; and whether, observing the very large number of secondhand motor cars now in use and the fact that many of them are owned by persons of small means, he will consider altering the present regulations and allowing a 25 per cent. rebate on all cars whose engines are 10 years old and upwards?

The MINISTER of TRANSPORT (Colonel Ashley)

I have been asked to answer this question. The matter to which my hon. Friend refers was raised in the Debate on the Finance Bill, and I then stated that before the next Budget the question would be fully examined with a view to arriving at a decision whether it was possible or desirable to allow a rebate to motor cars above a certain age.


Has the right hon. Gentleman been considering the matter since he gave his undertaking to look carefully into the matter?

Colonel ASHLEY



Is the question being examined, and by whom?