HC Deb 03 March 1920 vol 126 cc458-9W

asked the Minister of Transport whether he has received a resolution from the Ealing Chamber of Commerce submitting that the proposed tax for motor vehicles used for commercial purposes constitutes a direct charge upon the cost of living, and would act to discourage the development of rapid transport; and what conclusion he has arrived at upon the subject?


The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. I am expecting very shortly to receive a report from the Departmental Committee which is considering the whole question of the taxation of mechanically propelled road vehicles.