HC Deb 08 March 1920 vol 126 c952W
Colonel NEWMAN

asked the Minister of Transport whether his Advisory Committee has recommended the imposition of a tax on privately-owned motor vehicles of £1 per unit of horse-power; whether he has considered that in the 20 years that have elapsed since the use of motor cars became general a motor car is now a means of locomotion used for convenience or necessity, and not as an indication of wealth; and will he give the reason why the owner of a Ford motor car should be taxed £20, and the owner of a carriage and a pair of horses pay no additional taxation beyond the licence for his crest and coachman?


I have not yet received a Report from the Departmental Committee on the taxation of mechanically propelled road vehicles. The points mentioned in my hon. and gallant Friend's question will be taken into consideration before any decision is arrived at by the Government.