HC Deb 12 July 1938 vol 338 cc1103-4
37. Mr. Remer

asked the Minister of Transport whether his attention has been called to the case tried recently before the Macclesfield borough magistrates where a lorry owner has paid duty applying to a 2½-ton lorry which actually weighed 2 tons 16 cwts.; that all chassis manufacturers are trying to keep their lorries, unladen weight, under 2½ tons; that the change of tyres even involves an alteration of this weight; that the whole objective is to keep the weight down to enable the vehicle to travel at 3o miles

Sir G. Courthope

We were advised by experts, and we came to this conclusion without any hesitation.

36. Major Neven-Spence

asked the right hon. and gallant Member for Rye, as representing the Forestry Commissioners, whether he is aware that a part of the Kergord Estate, in Weisdale, Shetland, was planted with trees some years ago; and whether he will undertake to have the present state of this plantation reported upon by an expert?

Sir G. Courthope

The Forestry Commissioners are aware that a small plantation was made in Weisdale, Shetland, some years ago and they will arrange to have it inspected.