§ 58. Sir JOSEPH LAMB
asked the Minister of Transport whether, with a view to reducing highway costs, he will take steps to reduce the licence duty at present payable on mechanically propelled plant used for road work?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of TRANSPORT (Captain Austin Hudson)
My right hon. Friend has already approached the Chancellor of the Exchequer on this subject. I am happy to inform my hon. Friend that the Chancellor has agreed to the inclusion in the forthcoming Finance Bill of a provision for the exemption from Motor Licence Duty of vehicles constructed solely for the conveyance of plant which is used for no other purpose than the construction or repair of roads.