HC Deb 08 July 1941 vol 373 cc30-1
52. Mr. Sorensen

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, in view of the increased rationing of petrol and the consequential increased cost per mile of motor travelling, he will consider an equitable rebate on the motor tax on the smaller horse-powered motor-cars if used for business or similar necessary purposes?

Sir K. Wood

No, Sir. I could not afford the loss of revenue which would be involved, and I do not think that the criterion suggested would provide a workable basis for taxation.

Mr. Sorensen

Does the right hon. Gentleman appreciate that if motor cars go out of use altogether through the increased incidence of taxation, he will lose a great deal more than he is receiving in income?

Sir K. Wood

That is not the advice I have received.