HC Deb 05 March 1959 vol 601 cc618-9
39. Dr. King

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will make a statement on the recent representations he has received from the Municipal Passenger Transport Association and several local authorities on the tax-burden on the passenger transport industry.

Mr. Erroll

No, Sir. My right hon. Friend has taken note of these representations, but he cannot anticipate his Budget statement.

Dr. King

While I do not expect the Economic Secretary to the Treasury to anticipate his right hon. Friend's Budget statement, will he take serious note to the fact that not only the Municipal Passenger Transport Association, but private transport associations also, are finding the taxation burden crippling and that they have to pass on this burden to the consumer—the passenger? Will the hon Gentleman take serious note of the representations which he has received?

Mr. Erroll

Yes, certainly. I am aware of the difficulties, which were fully pointed out to me when a deputation came to see me on 27th January.