HC Deb 04 August 1909 vol 8 c1955W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the tax on petrol has been collected from importers and manufacturers up to the present, and, if so, from what date; and can he say approximately the number of gallons on which duty has been paid?


Imported motor spirit has been liable to duty since 30th April, 1909, and home-made motor spirit since 1st June, 1909. The approximate quantity delivered duty-paid to 30th June, inclusive (the latest date up to which quantity accounts are available), was 3,624,000 gallons.