HC Deb 21 March 1963 vol 674 cc551-2
19. Sir T. Moore

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what reply he has sent to the Ayr County Council in reply to their letter of 1st March regarding the continuance of the tax on fuel oil.

The Economic Secretary to the Treasury (Mr. Edward du Cann)

The council's letter has been acknowledged. At this time of year, my right hon. Friend cannot say more.

Sir T. Moore

I was expecting that answer. Will my hon. Friend bear in mind that for children getting to school, workers getting to work and older people getting to shopping centres it creates a very heavy charge on the family budget for public transport if this tax is continued?

Mr. du Cann

The point my hon. Friend makes will certainly be most carefully considered.

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