HC Deb 21 March 1935 vol 299 c1367
26. Mr. LYONS

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether in view of the present importations of foreign-made cars, he will consider confining the recent reduction in the horse-power tax to British-made motor cars?

The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER (Mr. Chamberlain)

I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer' given on the 6th November last by the Financial Secretary to questions by the hon. Members for Bradford Fast (Mr. Hepworth) and Hanley (Mr. Hales).


Is it not the fact that the sudden increase in the imports of foreign motor cars coincides with a reduction of the tax in relation to the high-powered motor cars coming into this country?


It coincides also with a change in the weather.


And with a fall in the value of the dollar.