HC Deb 16 May 1916 vol 82 cc1346-7W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) whether he will consider the case of farmers who have been forced to resort to motor cars by reason of the commandeering of their horses for military purposes and who have acquired cars not specially adapted for farming purposes, but are willing to limit their use solely to purposes connected with husbandry and farming; and whether he will provide for exemption from or diminution of duty in such cases; and (2) whether he will provide that, in the case of motor cars used for farming and husbandry by farmers residing more than three miles from a railway station, the use for necessary travelling to and from the station by the farmer personally in the course of his business shall not render him liable to duty if the motor car is otherwise used solely for the carriage of burdens for business purposes?


For the time being I can only repeat that I am considering all questions relevant to the proposed increase of Motor-car Duty.

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