HC Deb 12 May 1931 vol 252 c989
52. Mr. MANDER

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury if he will consider the possibility of extending the concession made with regard to motorcycle taxation so that the tax of 30s. shall apply to motor cycles with engines between 152 c.c. and 250 c.c.?


While my right hon. Friend is aware of the arguments which are urged in favour of the adoption of cylinder capacity as the basis of taxation for motor cycles with engines in excess of 150 c.c., he has not felt able to propose so extensive a change on the present occasion.


Is the hon. Gentleman aware that this concession would be very warmly welcomed by the trade, and will he consider whether it can be granted?


I cannot add anything to the answer that I have given.


Can the hon. Gentleman give any estimate of the number of votes that the party might possibly gain?